rye

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1rye

noun \ˈrī\

Definition of RYE

1
:  a hardy annual grass (Secale cereale) that is widely grown for grain and as a cover crop
2
:  the seeds of rye
3
:  rye bread

Origin of RYE

Middle English, from Old English ryge; akin to Old High German rocko rye, Lithuanian rugys
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with RYE

2rye

noun

Definition of RYE

:  a male Gypsy

Origin of RYE

Romany rai gentleman, master, from Sanskrit rājan king — more at royal
First Known Use: 1851

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

Rye

geographical name \ˈrī\

Definition of RYE

town SE England in E. Sussex pop 4293

rye

noun \ˈrī\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RYE

1
: a hardy annual grass (Secale cereale) that is widely grown for grain and as a cover crop
2
: the seeds of rye used for bread flour, whiskey manufacture, feed for farm animals (as poultry), and especially formerly in the roasted state as a coffee substitute

rye

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Cereal grass (Secale cereale) and its edible grain, used to make rye bread and rye whiskey, as livestock feed, and as a pasture plant. Native to South Asia, today it is grown extensively in Europe, Asia, and North America. It is planted mainly where climate and soil are relatively unfavourable for other cereals and as a winter crop where temperatures are too cold for winter wheat. Rye thrives at high altitudes and is the most winter-hardy of all small grains. It is high in carbohydrates and provides small quantities of protein, potassium, and B vitamins. Only rye and wheat have the necessary qualities to make a loaf of bread, but rye lacks the elasticity of wheat and thus is frequently blended with wheat flour. The tough fibrous straw of rye is used for animal bedding, thatching, mattresses, hats, and paper. Rye may be grown as a green manure crop.

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