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Definition: Danthonia spicata
([=o]t), n.; pl. Oats
([=o]ts). [OE. ote, ate, AS.
[=a]ta, akin to Fries. oat. Of uncertain origin.]
1. (Bot.) A well-known cereal grass (Avena sativa
), and its
edible grain, used as food and fodder; -- commonly used in
the plural and in a collective sense.
2. A musical pipe made of oat straw. [Obs.] --Milton.
or Animal oats
(Bot.), A grass (Avena sterilis
) much like oats, but with a long spirally
twisted awn which coils and uncoils with changes of
moisture, and thus gives the grains an apparently
(Zo["o]l.), the snow bunting; -- so called from
its feeding on oats. [Prov. Eng.]
(Bot.), the name of several grasses more or less
resembling oats, as Danthonia spicata
, Danthonia sericea
, and Arrhenatherum avenaceum
, all common in
parts of the United States.
To feel one's oats
(a) to be conceited or self-important. [Slang]
(b) to feel lively and energetic.
To sow one's wild oats
, to indulge in youthful dissipation.
(Bot.), a grass (Avena fatua
) much resembling
oats, and by some persons supposed to be the original of
(p[o^]v"[~e]r*t[y^]), n. [OE. poverte, OF.
povert['e], F. pauvret['e], fr. L. paupertas, fr. pauper
poor. See Poor
1. The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or
scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.
“Swathed in numblest poverty.”
The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty.
2. Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or
desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil;
poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.
(Bot.), a name given to several slender
grasses (as Aristida dichotoma
, and Danthonia spicata
which often spring up on old and worn-out fields.
Syn: Indigence; penury; beggary; need; lack; want;
scantiness; sparingness; meagerness; jejuneness.
. Poverty is a
relative term; what is poverty to a monarch, would be
competence for a day laborer. Indigence implies
extreme distress, and almost absolute destitution.
Pauperism denotes entire dependence upon public
charity, and, therefore, often a hopeless and degraded