Definition of Avena sativa

1. Noun. Widely cultivated in temperate regions for its edible grains.

Exact synonyms: Cereal Oat
Terms within: Oat
Generic synonyms: Oat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Avena Sativa

Avahi laniger
Avalogoli
Avalokiteshvara
Avalokitesvara
Avalon
Avar
Avaric
Avars
Avator
Ave Maria
Avellino
Avellis
Avellis' syndrome
Avena barbata
Avena fatua
Avena sativa (current term)
Avene sterilis
Aventine
Aventines
Averell Harriman
Averil
Avernal
Averni
Avernian
Avernus
Averrhoa
Averrhoa bilimbi
Averrhoa carambola
Averroes
Averroism

Literary usage of Avena sativa

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1. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger (1887)
"Starch from Avena sativa. A, a compound grain ; B, its component grains (x 540). Of quite peculiar appearance are the starch-grains in the latex (milk) of ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"The section of Avena sativa characterized by non-articulate flowers which are ... Avena sativa has retained all the characters of its ancestor, A. fatua. ..."

3. New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies by Edward Pollock Anshutz (1900)
"prescribe Aur. mur. nat. simply as an excellent nervine, following Niemeyer, it occasionally does good, but generally leaves me in the lurch. Avena sativa. ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1907)
"Avena sativa. Oat. Yellow. (No. 1.) 10356. Avena sativa. Oat. Gray. (No. 2. ... Avena sativa. Oat. White. (No. 5.) 10359. Avena sativa. Oat. White. (No. 6. ..."

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