Variant of rice
- 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
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