false oat

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Noun1.false oat - coarse perennial Eurasian grass resembling oatfalse oat - coarse perennial Eurasian grass resembling oat; found on roadside verges and rough grassland and in hay meadows; introduced in North America for forage
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
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Neglected rank grassland dominated by cocksfoot and false oat grasses is classified as semiimproved as is damp grassland dominated by Yorkshire fog, creeping bent, tufted hair grass which may or may not have frequent tussocks of soft rush.
He also found something called narrow false oats in Princeton - the first sighting of that plant in Worcester County since 1878, when another plant was found in Princeton.