Definition of Genus Avena

1. Noun. Oats.

Exact synonyms: Avena
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

genus Atriplex
genus Atropa
genus Attalea
genus Atticus
genus Aucuba
genus Aulacorhyncus
genus Aulostomus
genus Aureolaria
genus Auricularia
genus Auriparus
genus Australopithecus
genus Austrocedrus
genus Austrotaxus
genus Automeris
genus Avahi
genus Avena (current term)
genus Averrhoa
genus Avicennia
genus Ayapana
genus Aythya
genus Azadirachta
genus Azolla
genus Babesia
genus Babyrousa
genus Baccharis
genus Bacillus
genus Bacteroides
genus Baiomys
genus Bairdiella
genus Balaena

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 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 ..."

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