rice [ rīs]
noun an aquatic cereal grass (esp. Oryza sativa) grown widely in warm climates, esp. in East Asia the starchy seeds or grains of this grass, used as food Origin: Middle English rys from Old French ris from Italian riso from Classical Latin oryza from Glassical Greek oryza, oryzon: of Asian origin, originally ; akin to Pashto vrižē, Sanskrit vrīhiḥ, rice transitive verb , riced ricing
to put (soft foods, as cooked potatoes) through a ricer
Elmer Reizenstein) 1892-1967; U.S. playwright Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
noun A cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that is cultivated extensively in warm climates for its edible grain. The starchy grain of this plant, used as a staple food throughout the world. transitive verb riced riced
To sieve (food) to the consistency of rice.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French ris, from Old Italian riso, from Latin oryza, from Greek oruza, of Indo-Iranian origin.
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