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rye

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noun \ ˈrī \

Definition of rye

1 :a hardy annual grass (Secale cereale) that is widely grown for grain and as a cover crop
2 :the seeds of rye

Origin and Etymology of rye

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


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rye

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Definition of rye

:a male Gypsy

Origin and Etymology of rye

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

Other Anthropology Terms


Rye

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geographical name \ ˈrī \

Definition of Rye

town in East Sussex, southeastern England population 4800

RYE Defined for Kids

rye

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noun \ ˈrī \

Definition of rye for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

rye

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noun \ ˈrī \

medical Definition of rye

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