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Latest revision as of 10:39, 17 July 2015

Oat straw

Description

A cereal grain most commonly obtained from the Avena sativa plant. Oats are grown in temperate regions for both human and animal consumption. It is the only cereal grain that contains a globulin protein, avenalin, instead of the more commonly found glutens. The straw from oats has been used for hats, thatching, animal bedding, and paper.

Synonyms and Related Terms

oats (pl.); Avena sativa; oat straw; oatmeal

Other Properties

For paper fiber characteristics see straw.

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