wild rice

noun

Definition of wild rice

: a tall aquatic North American perennial grass (Zizania aquatica) that yields an edible grain also : the grain

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There's a course with smoked lake fish, cattails, wild rice dumplings, watercress and nettles. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Award-winning Native American chef coming to Zingerman's for indigenous dinner, discussion," 25 July 2019 Sudo also holds the record for eating competitions in short form ice cream (16.5 pints), kimchi (8.5 lbs) and wild rice hotdish (14 lbs). Currie Engel, Time, "Joey Chestnut Claims 12th Title at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest," 4 July 2019 This would allow people, or organizations, to bring lawsuits on behalf of wild rice arguing that the grain itself was being harmed through an action. Rory Taylor, Teen Vogue, "How Rights of Nature Legislation Affords Legal Standing, or Personhood, to Natural Entities," 22 Apr. 2019 In summary, manoomin wild rice is deserving of legal standing in U.S. courts — legal personhood. Rory Taylor, Teen Vogue, "How Rights of Nature Legislation Affords Legal Standing, or Personhood, to Natural Entities," 22 Apr. 2019 These are some of the central questions posed by legislation passed in late December by the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota to ensure the rights something unexpected: manoomin wild rice. Rory Taylor, Teen Vogue, "How Rights of Nature Legislation Affords Legal Standing, or Personhood, to Natural Entities," 22 Apr. 2019 So, bowls, olive oil, organic olive oil, organic wild rice. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company," 17 Dec. 2018 The pipeline would pass through the watersheds of some of the richest wild rice beds in the world. Sarah Hurtes, Harper's BAZAAR, "Women Who Risk Everything to Defend the Environment," 30 Nov. 2018 Though technically a grass, wild rice is also considered a whole grain and is rich in B vitamins, such as niacin and folate. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018

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1748, in the meaning defined above

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wild rice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wild rice

: a kind of grain that is produced by a tall North American plant that grows in water

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