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oats

noun [plural] uk   /əʊts/ us    /oʊts/
a plant that is a type of grass, or its grain used in baking and cooking or to feed animals: a field of oats rolled oats (= oats that have been pressed flat) porridge oats These biscuits contain oats.
Translations of “oats”
in Korean 귀리…
in Arabic شوفان…
in French avoine…
in Turkish yulaf…
in Italian avena…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燕麥…
in Russian овес…
in Polish owies…
in Spanish avena…
in Portuguese aveia…
in German der Hafer…
in Catalan civada…
in Japanese カラスムギ(の粒)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 燕麦…
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