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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The species forming a genus Zizania includes northern wild rice, wild rice, Texas wild rice, and Manchurian wild rice, among which first three are native to North America while the last one is native to China.