avenaceous

[ av-uh-ney-shuh s ]
/ ˌæv əˈneɪ ʃəs /

adjective Botany.

of or like oats.

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Origin of avenaceous

1765–75; < Latin avēnāceus, equivalent to avēn(a) oats + -āceus -aceous

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