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Related to wild oats: sow wild oats
1. often wild oats Any of various oats that are not cultivated and are often weeds in cereal crops, especially Avena fatua.
2. wild oats Misdeeds and indiscretions committed when young.
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slang the indiscretions of youth, esp dissoluteness before settling down (esp in the phrase sow one's wild oats)
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|Noun||1.||wild oats - any of various plants of the genus Uvularia having yellowish drooping bell-shaped flowers|
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Uvularia, Uvularia - genus of perennial rhizomatous herb of southern and southeastern United States
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