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
Examples of rice in a Sentence
Rice is the main crop of the country.
Recent Examples of rice from the Web
The restaurant offers a menu that’s largely customizable, with items such as bao tacos, mandu, burritos and rice bowls.
A minister attracted flack for posting pictures and recipes for fried rice on social media that would be GST-free based on items that would be exempt.
A third Indian naval ship arrived Tuesday, bringing relief supplies including rice, lentils, sugar, milk and blankets for the displaced.
Great Raft just changed the recipe for its flagship Southern Drawl, which is now a dry-hopped pilsner using Louisiana rice.
Think about second lines, think about Mardi Gras, think about muffaletta, think about the Saints, gumbo, red beans and rice.
The turquoise waters, the misty green rice paddies, black sand beaches, and dramatic Buddhist temples all made Indonesia seem like an ideal way to unplug from everything awful going on in the world and renew our spirits.
The feeling of watching is sensual, if not erotic—something like the pleasure of plunging your hand into a tub of uncooked rice.
Iron is easy enough to get through certain foods or supplements, but neither were an option in rural Cambodia, where the local diet consists primarily of fish and rice.
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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
Definition of RICE
rest, ice, compression, elevation
Definition of Rice
Condoleezza 1954– U.S. Secretary of State (2005–09)
Definition of Rice
Elmer Leopold 1892–1967 originally Elmer Reizenstein American dramatist
RICE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of rice for Students
: 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 Definition of RICE
rest, ice, compression, elevation—used especially for the initial treatment of many usually minor sports-related injuries (as sprains)
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