avenaceous


avenaceous
/av'euh nay"sheuhs/, adj. Bot.
of or like oats.
[1765-75; < L avenaceus, equiv. to aven(a) oats + -aceus -ACEOUS]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Avenaceous — Av e*na ceous, a. [L. avenaceus, fr. avena oats.] Belonging to, or resembling, oats or the oat grasses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avenaceous — /av euh nay sheuhs/, adj. Bot. of or like oats. [1765 75; < L avenaceus, equiv. to aven(a) oats + aceus ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • avenaceous — adjective Belonging to, or resembling, oats or the oat grasses. See Also: avena …   Wiktionary

  • avenaceous — /ævəˈneɪʃəs/ (say avuh nayshuhs) adjective of or like oats; of the oat kind. {Latin avēnāceus, from avēna oats} …   Australian English dictionary

  • avenaceous —   a. pertaining to or like oats.    ♦ aveniform, a. like oats in shape …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Avena — noun oats • Syn: ↑genus Avena • Hypernyms: ↑plant genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Gramineae, ↑family Gramineae, ↑Graminaceae, ↑family Graminacea …   Useful english dictionary


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