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[oht-n] /ˈoʊt n/
of, relating to, or made of oats.
of or made of oatmeal.
made of an oat straw.
Origin of oaten
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at oat, -en2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Here is fish, and here an oaten cake which you wish to taste.

  • Here we dined on broiled kid, butter, cream, and oaten bread.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • The only refreshment we could obtain was oaten bread, and weak spruce beer.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • I gave the poor man a measure of oaten cakes, and left him to his misery.

  • "With oaten pipe the rustic maids," quoth the Woffington, improvising.

    Peg Woffington Charles Reade
  • "Of course you do," said Pan, and he reached for his oaten pipe.

    The Crock of Gold James Stephens
  • They drove in the open springless car in which he had brought down the oaten cake and ale.

    The Deemster

    Hall Caine
  • Since the morning of the day before I had not broken fast, but now I ate hungrily of oaten and barley cake.

    The Deemster

    Hall Caine
  • Wheat did not grow well in the Colonies; oaten and rye meal was chiefly used in combination with the universal corn.

    Abigail Adams and Her Times

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • His wallet contains bread and cheese; he has a crook, and an oaten pipe.

British Dictionary definitions for oaten


made of oats or oat straw
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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