Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grasses, of the tribe Oryzeæ. It is characterized by numerous uarrow unisexual spikelets in a long loose androgynous panicle, each spikelet having two glumes and six stamens or two more or less connate styles. Four or five species have been described, of which two, Z. aquatica and Z. miliacea, are usually considered distinct; both are natives of North America, the former also occurring in Japan and eastern Russia. They are tall aquatic grasses with long fiat leaves and large terminal panicles with numerous slender elongated branches, made highly ornamental by the pendent red or purplish anthers. They are the favorite food of wild ducks, and the seeds are sold to plant in artificial fish-ponds to shade the young fish, and along watercourses to attract fowl. They are known as wild, water, or Indian rice. See
Indian rice, under rice.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under rice.
- n. wild rice
- Latin zizanium. (Wiktionary)
“In the old translation of the Bible, the Zizania, which is now translated Tares, was sometime translated Cockle, [78: 1] and”
“See index to this volume; also, "Zizania," or Canada rice.”
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
“Though the English term for what the native people of the Minnesota call "Manoomin" is wild rice, it is actually not rice (Oryza sativa) but rather the seed of an aquatic grass (Zizania palustris) and is related to corn.”
“Researchers at Jug Bay have been tracking the loss and recovery of an emergent aquatic vegetation (EAV) species, Zizania aquatica, which was declining due to grazing by resident Canada geese.”
“Zizania palustris is a native of the upper midwestern Great Lakes region of North America, where it grows in shallow lakes and marshes and was gathered in canoes by the Ojibway and other native peoples.”
“Zizania latifolia and Ustilago esculenta, a grass-fungus association.”
“An Asian wild rice, Zizania latifolia, develops the infection in its upper stem, which swells with hyphae.”
“Rice-fish culture has been practiced, not only in shallow-water ricefields, but also in deepwater rice fields and in fields of wild rice (Zizania spp).”
“Clearing our way through a row of tall swamp weeds, _Zizania aquatica, Scirpus lacustris, Scirpus pungens_, among which the white flowers of _Sparganium ramosum_ and”
“(_Zizania aquatica, _) a plant which was 'formerly very important to the”
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