Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, made of, or containing oats, oatmeal, or oat straw: oaten fodder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made of oats

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of an oat straw or stem.
  • adj. Made of oatmeal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made of the stem of the oat.
  • Made of oats or oatmeal: as, oaten bread.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or related to or derived from oats

Etymologies

oat +‎ -en (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The sun had far descended, and I still sat on the shore, satisfying my appetite, which had become ravenous, with an oaten cake, when I saw a fishing-boat land close to me, and one of the men brought me a packet; it contained letters from

    Chapter 20

  • The sun had far descended, and I still sat on the shore, satisfying my appetite, which had become ravenous, with an oaten cake, when I saw a fishing-boat land close to me, and one of the men brought me a packet; it contained letters from Geneva, and one from Clerval, entreating me to join him.

    Chapter 3

  • A heavy oaten aroma drifted up from the Guinness brewery, wrapping itself about the laneways of his youth.

    Joseph O'Connor: 'It was a voice that opened worlds'

  • No horse could resist the roughly gentle touch of his oaten hands.

    The Oaten Hands

  • Edwin went to work immediately, entering each pen, placing his oaten hands upon each horse until their menacing eyes transformed into beautiful black mirrors that accepted his presence as if he were a part of them.

    The Oaten Hands

  • "That's the kind of thing you should probably tell someone before selling your services to them," Drowley said as he released the boy's forearms causing the oaten hands to crash against Edwin's waist.

    The Oaten Hands

  • "This is Edwin," the young man replied professionally, his oaten hands tightly grasping the phone.

    The Oaten Hands

  • He wanted to ensure that the weight was distributed evenly so as not to put any unneeded pressure on the oaten hands.

    The Oaten Hands

  • Edwin held his oaten hands high for the man to see.

    The Oaten Hands

  • Even though he had indicated in the ad that his hands were oaten, it could still be quite the shock to see someone standing before you with hands made of oats.

    The Oaten Hands

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