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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a reedlike water grass. See Rice.
  • n. a tall reedlike water grass (Zizania aquatica), bearing panicles of a long, slender grain, much used for food by North American Indians. It is common in shallow water in the Northern States. Called also water oat, Canadian wild rice, etc.

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

  • n. grains of aquatic grass of North America


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