from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rice paddy.

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  • noun A flooded field where rice is grown.

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  • noun an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown


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  • I can remember listening to a cricket commentary on the radio. Clive Rice (South African) was bowling and there was someone with an Irish name batting. The commentator, John Arlott, said "Rice bowls and Paddy fields."

    PS usually padi field. (Usual in my house).

    July 21, 2008