rice
noun Etymology: Middle English rys, from Anglo-French ris, from Old Italian riso, from Greek oryza, oryzon, of Iranian origin; akin to Pashto wriže rice; akin to Sanskrit vrīhi rice Date: 13th century the starchy seeds of an annual southeast Asian cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that are cooked and used for food; also this cereal grass that is widely cultivated in warm climates for its seeds and by-products — compare wild rice

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