Crossword Genius

Grain of loathing (3)


I believe the answer is:


'grain' is the definition.
(I know that oat is a type of grain)

'of loathing' is the wordplay.
'of' indicates a hidden word.
'OAT' is hidden within 'loathing'.

(Other definitions for oat that I've seen before include "Cereal grass" , "Basis of porridge" , "Cereal plant" , "Cereal (singular)" , "Food grain" .)

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