red rice

noun

Definition of red rice

1 : a Chinese vegetable dye used in food products

called also ang-khak

2 : a wild rice (Oryza rufipogon) with a red husk and pinkish white seed that is considered an objectionable weed in the rice fields of the southern U.S. but that has grain which is comparable to common rice in nutritive value

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“Red rice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20rice. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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