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 for Danthonia spicata
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oat \Oat\ ([=o]t), n.; pl. Oats ([=o]ts). [OE. ote, ate, AS.
     [=a]ta, akin to Fries. oat. Of uncertain origin.]
     1. (Bot.) A well-known cereal grass ({Avena sativa), and its
        edible grain, used as food and fodder; -- commonly used in
        the plural and in a collective sense.
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     2. A musical pipe made of oat straw. [Obs.] --Milton.
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     Animated oats or Animal oats (Bot.), A grass ({Avena
        sterilis) much like oats, but with a long spirally
        twisted awn which coils and uncoils with changes of
        moisture, and thus gives the grains an apparently
        automatic motion.
  
     Oat fowl (Zool.), the snow bunting; -- so called from its
        feeding on oats. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Oat grass (Bot.), the name of several grasses more or less
        resembling oats, as Danthonia spicata, Danthonia
        sericea, and Arrhenatherum avenaceum, all common in
        parts of the United States.
  
     To feel one's oats,
        (a) to be conceited or self-important. [Slang]
        (b) to feel lively and energetic.
  
     To sow one's wild oats, to indulge in youthful dissipation.
        --Thackeray.
  
     Wild+oats+(Bot.),+a+grass+({Avena+fatua">Wild oats (Bot.), a grass ({Avena fatua) much resembling
        oats, and by some persons supposed to be the original of
        cultivated oats.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poverty \Pov"er*ty\ (p[o^]v"[~e]r*t[y^]), n. [OE. poverte, OF.
     povert['e], F. pauvret['e], fr. L. paupertas, fr. pauper
     poor. See Poor.]
     1. The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or
        scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.
        "Swathed in numblest poverty." --Keble.
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              The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty.
                                                    --Prov. xxiii.
                                                    21.
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     2. Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or
        desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil;
        poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.
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     Poverty grass (Bot.), a name given to several slender
        grasses (as Aristida dichotoma, and Danthonia spicata)
        which often spring up on old and worn-out fields.
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     Syn: Indigence; penury; beggary; need; lack; want;
          scantiness; sparingness; meagerness; jejuneness.
  
     Usage: Poverty, Indigence, Pauperism. Poverty is a
            relative term; what is poverty to a monarch, would be
            competence for a day laborer. Indigence implies
            extreme distress, and almost absolute destitution.
            Pauperism denotes entire dependence upon public
            charity, and, therefore, often a hopeless and degraded
            state.
            [1913 Webster] Powan

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