genus Zizania

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Noun1.genus Zizania - wild rice
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
wild rice, Zizania aquatica - perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
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Wild rice is a member of the grass family and the genus Zizania.