from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rounded, medium-grain rice from Italy that is both firm and creamy when cooked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variety of rice that has relatively short, fat grains and a high starch content; traditionally used for making risotto


After Arborio, town in the Po valley in Italy where the rice is grown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the town of Arborio in Piedmont, Italy (Wiktionary)


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