[ rīs] rice definition by Webster's New World
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 Classical 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.
rice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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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American political scientist who was appointed U.S. secretary of state in 2005. She previously served as national security advisor under George W. Bush (2001-2005).
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American playwright noted for his expressionist plays, including
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