wild rice

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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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