- n. 燕麦；麦片粥，燕麦粥
- n. (Oat)人名；(英)奥特
1. 反向记忆，要学会反向记忆：boat => 船上装满了燕麦。=> oat.
- oat (n.)
- Old English ate (plural atan) "grain of the oat plant, wild oats," of uncertain origin, possibly from Old Norse eitill "nodule," denoting a single grain, of unknown origin. The English word has cognates in Frisian and some Dutch dialects. Famously defined by Johnson as, "A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people."
The usual Germanic name is derived from Proto-Germanic *khabran (cognates: Old Norse hafri, Dutch haver, source of haversack). Wild oats, "crop that one will regret sowing," is first attested 1560s, in reference to the folly of sowing these instead of good grain.
That wilfull and vnruly age, which lacketh rypenes and discretion, and (as wee saye) hath not sowed all theyr wyeld Oates. [Thomas Newton, "Lemnie's Touchstone of complexions," 1576]
Hence, to feel (one's) oats "be lively," 1831, originally American English.
Fred: I still want to sow some wild oats!
Lamont: At your age, you don't have no wild oats, you got shredded wheat.
["Sanford and Son"]
- 1. Oat bran became the darling of health freaks last year.
- 2. Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat.
- 3. Many people experienced a drop in their cholesterol levels when they consumed oat bran.
- 4. Went showed that this active agent diffused into gelatin from living oat coleoptile tips.
- 5. Fluctuations in temperatures put their results oat by a mile.
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