Wild rye
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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  • wild rye — wild′ rye′ n. pln any grass of the genus Elymus, somewhat resembling rye • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Wild rye — is a term used for several grasses of the genus Leymus and Elymus . It is native to parts of North America and is valuable in the control of exotic invasive plants and as a rotation crop …   Wikipedia

  • wild rye — n. any of a genus (Elymus) of perennial grasses having erect or drooping, usually bristly, spikes …   English World dictionary

  • wild rye — any grass of the genus Elymus, somewhat resembling rye. [1745 55] * * * ▪ plant also called  lyme grass (genus Elymus)        any of a group of about 50 species of perennial forage grasses in the family Poaceae that are native to temperate and… …   Universalium

  • wild rye — noun any of several grasses of the genus Elymus • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑Canada wild rye, ↑Elymus canadensis, ↑medusa s head, ↑Elymus caput medusae • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild rye — afrikinis rugys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos grūdinis, pašarinis augalas (Secale strictum), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje; jo grūdai naudojami maistui. atitikmenys: lot. mountain rye;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild-rye — rugiaveidė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių (Poaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Leymus). atitikmenys: lot. Leymus angl. lyme grass; wild rye vok. Haargras; Strandhafer; Strandroggen rus. колосняк lenk. wydmuchrzyca …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • wild rye — noun Date: circa 1500 any of several tall grasses (genus Elymus) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Canada wild rye — noun North American wild rye • Syn: ↑Elymus canadensis • Hypernyms: ↑wild rye * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized C : a wild rye (Elymus canadensis) * * * Canada wild rye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Canada wild rye — kanadinis elimas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Elymus canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Elymus canadensis angl. Canada wild rye; Great Plains wild rye pranc. élyme du Canada port …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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