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  1. of, relating to, or made of oats.
  2. of or made of oatmeal.
  3. made of an oat straw.
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Origin of oaten

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at oat, -en2
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Examples from the Web for oaten

Historical Examples

  • Here is fish, and here an oaten cake which you wish to taste.

    Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

    Florence Holbrook

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for oaten


  1. made of oats or oat straw
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