hulled grain, as wheat or oats, broken into fragments.
hulled kernels of oats, buckwheat, or barley.
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How to use groats in a sentence
He loveth no groats, nor pence, or two-pence; Give us red royals, if ye will see his abominable presence.New Gyse.Shakespearean Playhouses | Joseph Quincy Adams
His chance was now weak indeed, quite like Grantham gruel, three groats to a gallon of water.
In the absence of groats, oatmeal furnishes the means of making excellent gruel.A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes | Charles Elm Francatelli
Search in the larder revealed the groats, and the nurse began the cooking over the gas-stove.Married Life | May Edginton
But will you tell me where to find the patent groats, for I've come to make gruel and I haven't time to talk.Married Life | May Edginton
British Dictionary definitions for groats
the hulled and crushed grain of oats, wheat, or certain other cereals
the parts of oat kernels used as food
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