wild rye


Definition of wild rye

: any of several tall grasses (genus Elymus)

Examples of wild rye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Broomstraw, wild rye, fescue, no longer wait for my feet and four wheels. WSJ, 3 June 2022 Both are types of wild rye (‘Arlington’ and ‘Elkton’). oregonlive, 17 Oct. 2021 The black-eyed Susans were in bloom, for example, mixed in with Canada wild rye and fox sedge and other native plants. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, 3 July 2021 Morning fog through the wild rye beyond the train tracks. Ocean Vuong, Harper's Magazine, 22 June 2021 For the ambitious, the eight-mile trek up Long Canyon Road with views of the east or the 10-mile route to the top of Harmon Canyon Road involve steep, rocky trails lined with sage, giant wild rye and, in the spring, fields of wildflowers. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2021 Residue found on artifacts such as grinding stones and hammer stones used to prepare food suggest that people on the site consumed maize, legumes, and barley/wild rye. Kevin Riordan, Philly.com, 21 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of wild rye

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Wild rye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20rye. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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