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nounEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northern
Any of various grasses related to the cultivated oat (Avena sativa) or thought to resemble it.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Lyte (1529–1607), botanist and antiquary. From haver + grass.
haver grass/ˈheɪvə ˌɡras//ˈheɪvə ˌɡrɑːs/
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