Part of speech: noun

Hulled and crushed oats or wheat.

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Usage examples "groats":

  1. Prepared groats may be classed with arrowroot and raw flour, as being innutritious. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
  2. Here people brought dried apples, pears and plums; there buckwheat and buckwheat groats; here rye, flour, peas, wheat; there sides of bacon, hams, and sausages. - "Pine Needles", Susan Bogert Warner.
  3. And yet, though the friar was an atrocious knave and a ludicrous impostor, on the whole he was by no means unpopular, especially in the metropolis, for he was naturally a jolly, social fellow; he often ventured boldly forth into the different hostelries and reunions of the populace, and enjoyed the admiration he there excited, and pocketed the groats he there collected. - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.