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Definition of "rice" []

  • A cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that is cultivated extensively in warm climates for its edible grain. (noun)
  • The starchy grain of this plant, used as a staple food throughout the world. (noun)
  • To sieve (food) to the consistency of rice. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rice" in a sentence
  • "This news report will be brought to the public by ms. rice, just as soon as she returns from her european shoe buying trip……Q,,, camera pan to ms..rice.."
  • "Perhaps in rice pudding the rice is a detracting factor to some."
  • "I also made some Mexican rice, but that was just plain rice from the Zatarain's - Jambalaya brand."