glutinous rice

noun

Definition of glutinous rice 

: the seeds of a short-grained cultivated rice (Oryza sativa glutinosa) that are plump and sticky when cooked

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Families observe this time by enjoying special foods, such as glutinous rice balls known as tang yuan. Matt Cardy, National Geographic, "When Is the First Day of Winter? December Solstice 2017 Explained.," 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of glutinous rice

1900, in the meaning defined above

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