wild rice

noun

Definition of wild rice

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

Examples of wild rice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2021, Sherman opened a restaurant in Minneapolis based on Indigenous foods — from bison to wild rice to turnips to crickets — and his team recently won a James Beard Award. Gabriel Popkin, Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2022 Baratunde Thurston travels to Minnesota to explore the remote wilderness; birders and harvesters of wild rice share why this place means so much to them. Olivia Mccormack, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2022 In CRISPaper, Pao revisited the ancient Chinese art of papermaking that used wild rice to make paper. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2022 Line 3 crosses land where the Ojibwe have rights to hunt, fish and gather wild rice and other plants, the result of treaties signed in the mid-19th century. Matt Delong, Star Tribune, 23 Feb. 2021 The fifth meal is a repeat: more chicken thighs, wild rice, and veggies. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 28 May 2022 On the flip side, whole grain varieties like brown and wild rice take longer to cook—generally about twice as long, per Le. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 23 Apr. 2022 And critics say the sheer volume of water transferred could endanger the ecosystem near the pipeline, including wild rice beds, and even more so during the current drought. Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 In the foreground, three stalks of wild rice — a staple commodity for Native nations that used to grow in abundance in the Great Lakes region and is still harvested by Native people today — emerge from the water. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wild rice

1748, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2022

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“Wild rice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20rice. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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