wild rice

noun
Updated on: 19 Jan 2018

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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First Known Use of wild rice

1748


WILD RICE Defined for English Language Learners

wild rice

noun

Definition of wild rice for English Language Learners

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


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