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

  • n. A tall aquatic annual grass (Zizania aquatica) of North America, bearing edible grain.
  • n. The grain of this plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any one of the four species of grasses which form the genus Zizania, which have edible grains and edible stems.
  • n. The edible grain (the edible rice) which is harvested from these grasses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Indian rice, under Rice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
  • n. grains of aquatic grass of North America

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