I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ryge; akin to Old High German rocko rye, Lithuanian rugys Date: before 12th century 1. a hardy annual grass (Secale cereale) that is widely grown for grain and as a cover crop 2. the seeds of rye 3. rye bread 4. rye whiskey II. noun Etymology: Romany rai gentleman, master, from Sanskrit rājan king — more at royal Date: 1851 a male Gypsy

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