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Oaten \Oat"en\, a.

  1. Consisting of an oat straw or stem; as, an oaten pipe.

  2. Made of oatmeal; as, oaten cakes.


a. Made of oats


adj. of or related to or derived from oats; "oaten bread"


Oaten is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Mark Oaten (born 1964), British politician
  • Max Oaten (born 1935), Australian rules footballer

Usage examples of "oaten".

Among the red trout and cakes made of oaten meal, there was an abundance of the famed honey of Carman itself, and sloak and dulse from the nearby sea, as well as its game: millicks, or periwinkles still in their shells, scallops and the meaty black sole.

And I will bear along with you Leaves dropping down the honied dew, With oaten pipes, as sweet, as new.

Long time they thus together traueiled,Till weary of their way, they came at last,Where grew two goodly trees, that faire did spredTheir armes abroad, with gray mosse ouercast,And their greene leaues trembling with euery blast,Made a calme shadow far in compasse round:The fearefull Shepheard often there aghastVnder them neuer sat, ne wont there soundHis mery oaten pipe, but shund th'vnlucky ground.

Mephistopheles said, and then desisted, for Polly, the serving girl, had arrived with the orlotan pies, which were actually made of sparrows, the wheaten bread, which turned out to be oaten, and the Malmsey, which was no more than vin ordinaire from Bordeaux.

A hideous yellow man with a scarred face entered, carrying a tray upon which were a bowl containing some steaming fluid, apparently soup, what looked like oaten cakes, and a flask of red wine.