Rye grass
Rye Rye (r[imac]), n. [OE. rie, reie, AS. ryge; akin to Icel. rugr, Sw. r[*a]g, Dan. rug, D. rogge, OHG. rocco, roggo, G. rocken, roggen, Lith. rugei, Russ. roje, and perh. to Gr. 'o`ryza rice. Cf. {Rice}.] 1. (Bot.) A grain yielded by a hardy cereal grass ({Secale cereale}), closely allied to wheat; also, the plant itself. Rye constitutes a large portion of the breadstuff used by man. [1913 Webster]

2. A disease in a hawk. --Ainsworth. [1913 Webster]

{Rye grass}, {Italian rye grass}, (Bot.) See under {Grass}. See also {Ray grass}, and {Darnel}.

{Wild rye} (Bot.), any plant of the genus {Elymus}, tall grasses with much the appearance of rye. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Rye grass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rye grass — rye ,grass noun uncount a type of grass that is used for feeding animals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rye|grass — «RY GRAS, GRAHS», noun. any one of several grasses having spicules growing in a zigzag pattern along the stem, used for pastures and lawns …   Useful english dictionary

  • rye grass — Ray grass Ray grass (r[=a] gr[.a]s ). [Etymol. of ray is uncertain.] (Bot.) A perennial European grass ({Lolium perenne}); called also {rye grass}, and {red darnel}. See {Darnel}, and {Grass}. [1913 Webster] {Italian ray grass} or {Italian rye… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rye grass — noun any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses • Syn: ↑ryegrass • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑perennial ryegrass, ↑English ryegrass, ↑Lolium perenne, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rye grass — also ryegrass N UNCOUNT Rye grass is a type of grass that is grown for animals such as cows to eat …   English dictionary

  • rye-grass — svidrė statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Lolium angl. rye grass rus. плевел …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • rye-grass — /ˈraɪ gras/ (say ruy grahs) noun any of a number of plants of the genus Lolium, many of which are valuable pasture grasses as perennial rye, Wimmera rye, and Italian rye. Also, ryegrass …   Australian English dictionary

  • rye-grass — n. Ray grass, common darnel (Lolium perenne) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rye-grass — …   Useful english dictionary

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