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2 definitions found
 for Wild oats
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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A musical pipe made of oat straw. [Obs.] --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wild oats
      n 1: any of various plants of the genus Uvularia having
           yellowish drooping bell-shaped flowers [syn: bellwort,
           merry bells, wild oats]

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