- Present participle of rice.
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 of riceMiddle 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