Definition of groats in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡrōts/

plural noun

Hulled or crushed grain, especially oats.
Example sentences
  • Sprinkling the starter diet or a small quantity of oat groats on the mat close to the feeder allows the pigs to become acquainted with the feeder.
  • She alternates amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat groats, kamut, and millet.
  • Soba may be the ultimate Japanese noodle: moistly crunchy groats temporarily transformed, as if by magic, into pasta; fragile, earthy strands of buckwheat that cohere just long enough to travel on chopsticks to your mouth.


Late Old English grotan (plural): related to grit and grits.

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