animated oat

animated oat

noun
an oat, Avena sterilis, of the Mediterranean region, having spikelets that twist or move when exposed to sudden moisture, due to the hygroscopic action of the awns.
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animated oat

noun
Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat [syn: wild red oat
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