Definition of Genus Avena
1. Noun. Oats.
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Oat
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Avena
Literary usage of Genus Avena
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Agricultural Botany, Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1913)
"CULTIVATED AND WILD OATS (genus Avena). 1. Characters of the Genus.—The inflorescences or ' ears' of oats are panicles, the branches of which in some races ..."
2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"I am even convinced that it is by this involuntary cultivation that man has caused the appearance of the useful races of the genus Avena. ..."
3. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"... as in the genus Avena; but in thai the awn is commonly twisted, whereas in this it is straight; modern writers, therefore, distinguish them by the name ..."
4. British Farmer's Magazine (1851)
"All the varieties of the oat are comprehended in the genus Avena, of which the oat itself is the type; the genus Aceña pertains to the order ..."