Groats or grits are the whole kernel from which the husk is removed.
The kernel is sound enough though the husk is a poor thing.
Rice in the husk is known as " paddy."
The leaves and husk of the fruit are resinous and astringent, and are sometimes used medicinally as well as for dyeing purposes.
The Garton artificial fertilization experiments have shown endless deviations from the ordinary type, ranging from minute seeds with a closely adhering husk to big berries almost as large as sloes and about as worthless.