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- rice in the husk, growing or gathered
- rice in general
- a rice field
Origin: Malay padi, rice inch(es) the husk
Origin: from nickname for Pādraig, Irish form of Patrick
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noun pl. pad·dies
- Rice, especially in the husk, whether gathered or still in the field.
- A specially irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown.
Origin: Malay padi.
noun Offensive Slang
Origin: Nickname for Irish Gaelic Pádraig, Patrick.