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Related to groats: Buckwheat groats
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Hulled grain, such as oats, barley, or buckwheat.
[Middle English grotes, from Old English grotan.]
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1. (Cookery) the hulled and crushed grain of oats, wheat, or certain other cereals
2. (Cookery) the parts of oat kernels used as food
[Old English grot particle; related to grota fragment, as in meregrota pearl; see grit, grout]
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n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. hulled, cracked grain, as wheat or oats.
2. hulled kernels of oats, buckwheat, or barley.
[before 1100; Middle English grotes (pl.), Old English grot meal; akin to grits]
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