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  • n. Plural form of oat.
  • n. Seeds of an oat plant.


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  • As the American Dietetic Association explains, the fiber in oats helps lower cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar, decreasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

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  • Stir in oats and cook until desired consistency is reached, about 1 to 3 minutes.

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  • Skip the tacos and eat breakfast! mix ground goose with some ground pork, sage, pepper, salt, pan fry and have with eggs! the wife said "heck this would make good meatloaf" so we mixed in oats, egg, ground horseradish, chopped carrots (gotta get them veggies in), worchester and ketchup!

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  • Mix in oats, then with a rubber spatula fold in the chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut and raisins.

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  • It tasted like a stick of butter rolled in oats, and despite my best intentions, I loved it.

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  • Mix in oats and rice krispies, then stir in chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts until everything is well-distributed.

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  • Corn, barley, maize, rice, rye, soya and wheat are uncountable, while cereals, peas, beans, lentils and oats are countable (oats is a plurale tantum; the word that has singular and plural forms is oatflake (s)).

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  • Transfer to a bowl and knead in oats and toasted coconut until combined well.


  • LDKnight1: I suppose we can wrap him in oats and sell him as breakfast food.

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  • With wheat, I think it is something like twenty percent, and right along the line except, perhaps, in oats which we grow principally in my own country, Scotland, but all along the line, we can only produce a comparatively small percentage of those products which we require for consumption, both in the homes and on the farms, for feeding stock.

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  • From Samuel Johnson's Dictionary (1755)

    "oats: A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people."


    October 9, 2015

  • Cockney slang: oats (and barley) = charlie (cocaine).

    August 16, 2009

  • how dr j defined this word – oh very droll

    December 13, 2008