What does the word groats mean?

    Part of speech: noun plural

  • Hulled and crushed oats or wheat.

Usage examples for groats

  1. Prepared groats may be classed with arrowroot and raw flour, as being innutritious. – The Book of Household Management by 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 by 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 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton