oat grass

oat grass
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oht gras, grahs]
    • /oʊt græs, grɑs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oht gras, grahs]
    • /oʊt græs, grɑs/

Definitions of oat grass words

  • noun oat grass any of several grasses of the genus Arrhenatherum or Danthonia, especially A. elatius, native to Europe, having a purplish-green flowering panicle. 1
  • noun oat grass any of various oatlike grasses, esp of the genera Arrhenatherum and Danthonia, of Eurasia and N. Africa 0
  • noun oat grass any of various oatlike grasses; esp., any of several grasses (genera Arrhenatherum and Danthonia) growing on hillsides and in woods 0

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Origin of oat grass

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80

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Parts of speech for Oat grass


oat grass popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

oat grass usage trend in Literature

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