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rye

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noun \ˈrī\

Definition of rye

  1. 1 :  a hardy annual grass (Secale cereale) that is widely grown for grain and as a cover crop

  2. 2 :  the seeds of rye

  3. 3 :  rye bread

  4. 4 :  rye whiskey

Origin and Etymology of rye

Middle English, from Old English ryge; akin to Old High German rocko rye, Lithuanian rugys


First Known Use: before 12th century


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rye

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Definition of rye

  1. :  a male Gypsy

Origin and Etymology of rye

Romany rai gentleman, master, from Sanskrit rājan king — more at royal


First Known Use: 1851

Other Anthropology Terms


Rye

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geographical name \ˈrī\

Definition of Rye

  1. town SE England in E. Sussex pop 4293


RYE Defined for Kids

rye

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noun \ˈrī\

Definition of rye for Students

  1. :  a hardy cereal grass grown especially for its edible seeds that are used in flour and animal feeds


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rye

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noun \ˈrī\

Medical Definition of rye

  1. 1:  a hardy annual grass (Secale cereale) that is widely grown for grain and as a cover crop

  2. 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


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