danthonia spicata


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oat \Oat\ ([=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.
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   2. A musical pipe made of oat straw. [Obs.] --Milton.
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   Animated oats 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
      automatic motion.

   Oat fowl (Zool.), the snow bunting; -- so called from its
      feeding on oats. [Prov. Eng.]

   Oat grass (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.
      --Thackeray.

   Wild oats (Bot.), a grass (Avena fatua) much resembling
      oats, and by some persons supposed to be the original of
      cultivated oats.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Poverty \Pov"er*ty\ (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." --Keble.
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            The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty.
                                                  --Prov. xxiii.
                                                  21.
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   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.
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   Poverty grass (Bot.), a name given to several slender
      grasses (as Aristida dichotoma, and Danthonia spicata)
      which often spring up on old and worn-out fields.
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   Syn: Indigence; penury; beggary; need; lack; want;
        scantiness; sparingness; meagerness; jejuneness.

   Usage: Poverty, Indigence, Pauperism. 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
          state.
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