rice

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noun \ˈrīs\

Definition of rice

  1. :  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

Examples of rice in a Sentence

  1. Rice is the main crop of the country.

Illustration of rice

Origin and Etymology 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

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Definition of RICE

  1. rest, ice, compression, elevation


Rice

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biographical name \ˈrīs\

Definition of Rice

  1. Condoleezza 1954–     U.S. Secretary of State (2005–09)


Rice

biographical name

Definition of Rice

  1. Elmer Leopold 1892–1967 originally Elmer Reizenstein American dramatist



RICE Defined for English Language Learners

rice

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noun \ˈrīs\

Definition of rice for English Language Learners

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

  • : the plant that produces rice


RICE Defined for Kids

rice

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noun \ˈrīs\

Definition of rice for Students

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

RICE

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Medical Definition of RICE

  1. rest, ice, compression, elevation—used especially for the initial treatment of many usually minor sports-related injuries (as sprains)



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