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Grits or Groats (UK, USA): coarsely ground dried corn made from hominy grits and eaten as a breakfast food in the USA; in England grits or groats are a coarse oatmeal or oat groats. Grits can come from other grains but would normally be qualified with the type of grain before the word grits, e.g. barley groats [1] [2]


  1. Wikipedia, Grits, [1]. Accessed 22 October 2015.
  2. Bender, D.A. (2005) Oxford Dictionary of Food and Nutrition, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198609612.