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1. A cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that is cultivated extensively in warm climates for its edible grain.
2. The starchy grain of this plant, used as a staple food throughout the world.
tr.v. riced, ric·ing, ric·es
To sieve (food) to the consistency of rice.
[Middle English, from Old French ris, from Old Italian riso, from Latin oryza, from Greek oruza, of Indo-Iranian origin.]
1. (Plants) an erect grass, Oryza sativa, that grows in East Asia on wet ground and has drooping flower spikes and yellow oblong edible grains that become white when polished
2. (Plants) the grain of this plant
(Cookery) (tr) US and Canadian to sieve (potatoes or other vegetables) to a coarse mashed consistency, esp with a ricer
[C13 rys, via French, Italian, and Latin from Greek orūza, of Oriental origin]
(Biography) Elmer, original name Elmer Reizenstein. 1892–1967, US dramatist. His plays include The Adding Machine (1923) and Street Scene (1929), which was made into a musical by Kurt Weill in 1947
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(Medicine) rest, ice, compression, elevation: the recommended procedure for controlling inflammation in injured limbs or joints
n., v. riced, ric•ing. n.
1. the starchy seeds or grain of an annual marsh grass, Oryza sativa, cultivated in warm climates and used for food.
2. the grass itself.v.t.
3. to reduce to a form resembling rice: to rice potatoes.
[1275–1325; ris, rys < Old French < Italian riso, risi (in Medieval Latin risium) < Medieval Greek orýzion, derivative of Greek óryza < Iranian; compare Pashto vrižē (feminine pl.), Skt vrihi rice]
1. Anne, born 1941, U.S. novelist.
2. Elmer, 1892–1967, U.S. playwright.
Past participle: riced
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|Noun||1.||rice - grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished|
starches - foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
brown rice - unpolished rice retaining the yellowish-brown outer layer
paddy - rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
|2.||rice - annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper|
|3.||Rice - English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944)|
|4.||Rice - United States playwright (1892-1967)|
|Verb||1.||rice - sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice; "rice the potatoes"|
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
Rice and other cerealsarborio rice, basmati rice, bran, brown rice, bulgur wheat, corn, couscous, Indian rice or wild rice, long grain rice, maize, millet, oatmeal, oats, Patna rice, ragi, sago, short grain rice, tapioca, wheat, wild rice
rice[raɪs] n → riso
a plant, grown in well-watered ground in tropical countries, whose seeds are used as food. rys أرُز ориз arroz rýže der Reis ris ρύζιarroz riis برنج riisi rizאורז चावल riža rizs padi hrísgrjón riso 稲 벼 ryžiai rīss beras, nasi rijstrisryż وريژې ، وريجې ، وريځې arroz orez рис ryža riž pirinač ris ต้นข้าว pirinç 稻子，稻米 рис چاول cây lúa 稻米，大米