Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A nitrogenous proteid substance found in oats, similar to legumin, and probably a mixture of legumin and gluten.

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  • noun biochemistry A prolamine that is the minor protein of oats.

Etymologies

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Avena +‎ -in

Examples

  • Oats contain a substance called avenin, apparently an alkaloid, which has an irritating action; the quantity is variable.

    The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition

  • Others believe that the prolemine in oats called avenin triggers a celiac-like response.

    Gluten-Free Goddess

  • This is supposed to be due to a special constituent called "avenin," the existence of which, however, is denied by some authorities.

    Food Remedies Facts About Foods And Their Medicinal Uses

  • Th 'r-rest iv th' avenin 'was spint in dancin,' music, an 'boat-r-ridin'; an 'an inj'yable time was had.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • Whin a man walks as if he expected to lave a leg stuck in th 'sthreet behind him, he has th' gait proper f'r half-past six o'clock th 'avenin' before pay-day.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • "Will ye have th 'avenin' paper or a little iv th 'old stuff off th' shelf?"

    Mr. Dooley Says

  • I used to go out in th 'avenin' an 'putt me mashie like hell-an'-all, till I was knowed fr'm wan end iv th' county to th 'other as th' champeen putter.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • There ar-re hours in th 'avenin' that pass between two ticks iv th 'clock; there ar-re hours in th' arly mornin 'whin a man can't sleep that Methusalah's age cud stretch in.

    Mr. Dooley Says

  • I used to go out in th 'avenin' an 'putt me mashie like hell-an'-all, till I was knowed fr'm wan end iv th' county to th 'other as th' champeen putter.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)

  • "So th 'avenin' proceeded until it was time to go home, whin th 'chairman proposed th' customary toast.

    Observations By Mr. Dooley

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