Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Bot.) A genus of grasses including the rice plant; rice.

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  • noun rice

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Examples

  • 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.

    Kurt Michael Friese: Truly Wild Wild Rice

  • 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.

    Kurt Michael Friese: Truly Wild Wild Rice

  • 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.

    Kurt Michael Friese: Truly Wild Wild Rice

  • 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.

    Kurt Michael Friese: Truly Wild Wild Rice

  • 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.

    Kurt Michael Friese: Truly Wild Wild Rice

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

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

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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.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

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

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