wild rice

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Related to Northern Wild Rice: Zizania palustris

wild rice

n.
1. Any of several aquatic grasses of the genus Zizania of North America and Asia, especially Z. palustris of north-central North America, which is harvested for its edible grain.
2. The grain of any of these plants.

wild rice

n
1. (Plants) another name for Indian rice
2. (Cookery) another name for Indian rice

wild′ rice′


n.
1. a tall aquatic grass, Zizania aquatica, of N North America.
2. the grain of this plant, used for food.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wild rice - perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
Indian rice, wild rice - grains of aquatic grass of North America
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
genus Zizania, Zizania - wild rice
2.wild rice - grains of aquatic grass of North Americawild rice - grains of aquatic grass of North America
food grain, grain, cereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
wild rice, Zizania aquatica - perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
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With Sea Grant funds, they are specifically interested in quantifying the conversion of sulfate to sulfide and the detrimental effects of sulfide on northern wild rice populations.
The lower peninsula of Michigan is at the southern terminus of the range of northern wild rice, Zizania palustris L.
Wild Rice Viability and Germination Testing to Compare Southern and Northern Ecotypes of Northern Wild Rice, Zizania Aquatica Var.

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