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groats (n.)

"hulled grain coarsely ground or crushed; oatmeal," early 14c., from grot "piece, fragment," from Old English grot "particle," from same root as grit (n.). The word also meant "excrement in pellets" (mid-15c.).

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Definitions of groats from WordNet

groats (n.)
the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals;
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