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groats

[ grohts ]
/ groʊts /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

hulled grain, as wheat or oats, broken into fragments.
hulled kernels of oats, buckwheat, or barley.

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Origin of groats

before 1100; Middle English grotes (plural), Old English grot meal; akin to grits
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groats
/ (ɡrəʊts) /

pl n

the hulled and crushed grain of oats, wheat, or certain other cereals
the parts of oat kernels used as food

Word Origin for groats

Old English grot particle; related to grota fragment, as in meregrota pearl; see grit, grout
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