Groats
Groats Groats, n. pl. [OE. grot, AS. gr[=a]tan; akin to Icel. grautr porridge, and to E. gritt, grout. See {Grout}.] Dried grain, as oats or wheat, hulled and broken or crushed; in high milling, cracked fragments of wheat larger than grits. [1913 Webster]

{Embden groats}, crushed oats. [1913 Webster]


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  • groats — (n.) hulled grain coarsely ground or crushed; oatmeal, early 14c., from grot piece, fragment, from O.E. grot particle, from same root as GRIT (Cf. grit). The word also meant excrement in pellets (mid 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • groats — [grōts] pl.n. [ME grotes < OE grotan, pl.: for IE base see GRIT] hulled, or hulled and coarsely cracked, grain, esp. wheat, buckwheat, oats, or barley …   English World dictionary

  • groats — /grohts/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) 1. hulled grain, as wheat or oats, broken into fragments. 2. hulled kernels of oats, buckwheat, or barley. [bef. 1100; ME grotes (pl.), OE grot meal; akin to GRITS] * * * …   Universalium

  • groats — see GRIT …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • groats — grəʊts n. crushed oats or similar grain that had its husks removedn. silver coin worth four pennies (formerly used in England) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • groats — plural noun hulled or crushed grain, especially oats. Origin OE grotan (plural): related to grit and grits …   English new terms dictionary

  • groats — n. pl. Grits, hulled oats or hulled wheat …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • groats — [[t]groʊts[/t]] n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) 1) coo hulled, cracked grain, as wheat or oats 2) coo hulled kernels of oats, buckwheat, or barley • Etymology: bef. 1100; ME grotes (pl.), OE grot meal; akin to grits …   From formal English to slang

  • groats — /groʊts/ (say grohts) plural noun 1. hulled and crushed (or whole) grain, as oats. 2. the parts of oat kernels used as food. {Middle English grotes, Old English grotan coarse meal. Compare Old English grot particle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • groats — see GRIT …   Word origins

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