wild rice

wild rice
noun Date: 1748 a tall aquatic North American perennial grass (Zizania aquatica) that yields an edible grain; also the grain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wild rice — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild rice — ► NOUN ▪ a tall aquatic American grass with edible grains, related to rice …   English terms dictionary

  • wild rice — n [U] the seed of a type of grass that grows in parts of North America and China …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wild rice — noun uncount the seed of a grass that grows in North America, eaten as a vegetable …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wild rice — wild′ rice′ n. 1) pln a tall aquatic grass, Zizania aquatica, of N North America 2) pln the grain of this plant, used for food • Etymology: 1740–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • wild rice — n. 1. a tall, annual, aquatic grass (Zizania aquatica) of the U.S. and Canada, found along the swampy borders of lakes and streams 2. its edible grain …   English World dictionary

  • Wild rice — Indian rice redirects here. The wildflower Fritillaria camschatcensis is sometimes also called Indian rice or wild Rice . Wild Rice Scientific classification Kingdom: Pl …   Wikipedia

  • wild rice — 1. a tall aquatic grass, Zizania aquatica, of northeastern North America. 2. the grain of this plant, used for food. Also called water oats, water rice. [1740 50] * * * Coarse annual grass (Zizania aquatica) of the family Poaceae (or Gramineae)… …   Universalium

  • wild rice — noun 1. perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food • Syn: ↑Zizania aquatica • Hypernyms: ↑cereal, ↑cereal grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Zizania, ↑genus Zizania …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild rice — pelkinė zizanija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos grūdinis, pašarinis augalas (Zizania palustris), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje, jo grūdai naudojami maistui. atitikmenys: lot. Zizania palustris angl. wild rice vok. wilder Reis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild rice — noun a tall aquatic American grass related to rice, with edible grains. [Zizania aquatica.] …   English new terms dictionary

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