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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.
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wild rice

n
1. (Plants) another name for Indian rice
2. (Cookery) another name for Indian rice
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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]
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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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The lower peninsula of Michigan is at the southern terminus of the range of northern wild rice, Zizania palustris L.
On the voyage, he observed Zizania palustris, or northern wild-rice, later noting that "the aborigines of the north-western territories, and particularly those of Lake Michigan, were in the habit of collecting large quantities of this rice for food, and it is very palatable, and swells when boiled as much as genuine rice."