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Meal starter (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

oat

'meal starter' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

This is the entire clue.

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

I've seen this clue in the L.A. Times Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Jonesin', the L.A. Times Sunday, The Washington Post, the L.A. Times Daily, the USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
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