Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to genus Avena: Avena fatua, Avena sativa, wild oat grass, Avena sterilis
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|Noun||1.||genus Avena - oats |
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
oat - annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')