Dictionary

rice

noun \ˈrīs\

: small white or brown grains that come from a southeast Asian plant and that are used for food

: the plant that produces rice

Full Definition of RICE

:  the starchy seeds of an annual southeast Asian cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that are cooked and used for food; also :  this cereal grass that is widely cultivated in warm climates for its seeds and by-products — compare wild rice
ADVERTISEMENT

Examples of RICE

  1. Rice is the main crop of the country.

Illustration of RICE

Origin of RICE

Middle English rys, from Anglo-French ris, from Old Italian riso, from Greek oryza, oryzon, of Iranian origin; akin to Pashto wriže rice; akin to Sanskrit vrīhi rice
First Known Use: 13th century

RICE

abbreviation

Definition of RICE

rest, ice, compression, elevation

Rice

biographical name \ˈrīs\

Definition of RICE

Condoleezza 1954– United States secy. of state (2005–09)

Rice

biographical name

Definition of RICE

Elmer Leopold 1892–1967 originally Elmer Reizenstein Am. dram.
RICES Defined for Kids

rice

noun \ˈrīs\

Definition of RICE for Kids

:  the small seeds of a tall cereal grass widely grown in warm wet regions that are the chief food in many parts of the world
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears