from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of grasses including the rice plant; rice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of grain-bearing grasses including the cultivated rice, type of the tribe Oryzeæ, known by the perfect flowers, six stamens, and four glumes, the upper keeled and flattened.

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  • n. rice


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  • West Africans domesticated a native species of rice, called Oryza glaberrima, 3,500 years ago.

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  • 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.

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  • Rice (Oryza sativa L.) as a source of microelements and toxic contaminants

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  • Euleusine sp., rice Oryza sp., and leguminous plants Vigna sp, representing important genetic resources for biological conservation and research.

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  • Sundri and gewa cover most of the Sundarbans but Oryza coarctata, Nypa fruticans, and Imperata cylindrica are prevalent on mud flats.

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  • Marshes on higher ground have a reduced surface area and scanty soil, very acid and peaty, and vegetation includes Oryza brachiyantha (a wild rice), Bryaspis lupulina, Adelostemma senegalense, Berchemia discolor, and Genlisea africana.

    Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

  • These include shrubs such as Palicouria fustigiata, Bauhinia corniculata, Bonafonsia juruana, the grass Oryza grandiglumis and lianas like Cayaponia amazonica and Mimosa pelliata which are abundant.

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  • Herbs include Mimosa pigra, Echinochloa colonum and Aeschynomene spp.; grasses include Oryza longistemma, Echinochloa stagnina and Vossia cuspidata.

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  • Wild rice (Oryza longistaminata) and Echinochloa pyramidalis grasslands dominate the seasonally inundated floodplains.

    Saharan flooded grasslands

  • Large grasses found on the flooded savanna include Echinochloa polystachya, E. spectabilis, Hymenachne amplexicaulis and H. donacifolia, Leersia hexandra, Paspalum platyaxix, Luziola spruceana, Panicum elephantipes, Paspalum fasciculatum, and various species of Oryza.

    Gurupa varzea


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