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rye 1

 (rī)
n.
1. A cereal grass (Secale cereale) of cool climates, widely cultivated for its grain.
2. The grain of this plant, ground into flour or used in making whiskey and for livestock feed.
3. Rye bread.
4. Whiskey made from the grains of this plant.

[Middle English, from Old English ryge.]

rye 2

 (rī)
n.
A Romani man.

[Romani rai, from Sanskrit rājā, king; see raja.]

rye

(raɪ)
n
1. (Plants) a tall hardy widely cultivated annual grass, Secale cereale, having soft bluish-green leaves, bristly flower spikes, and light brown grain. See also wild rye
2. (Plants) the grain of this grass, used in making flour and whiskey, and as a livestock food
3. (Brewing) Also called: rye whiskey whiskey distilled from rye. US whiskey must by law contain not less than 51 per cent rye
4. (Cookery) US short for ryebread
[Old English ryge; related to Old Norse rugr, Old French rogga, Old Saxon roggo]

rye

(raɪ)
n
dialect a gentleman
[from Romany rai, from Sanskrit rājan king; see rajah]

Rye

(raɪ)
n
(Placename) a resort in SE England, in East Sussex: one of the Cinque Ports. Pop: 4195 (2001)

rye1

(raɪ)

n.
1. a widely cultivated cereal grass, Secale cereale.
2. the seeds or grain of this plant, used for making flour and whiskey, and as a livestock feed.
4. Also called rye′ whis′key.
a. a straight whiskey distilled from a mash containing 51 percent or more rye grain.
b. Northeastern U.S. and Canada. a blended whiskey.
[before 900; Old English ryge, akin to Old High German rokko, Old Russian rŭžĭ, Lithuanian rugỹs]

rye2

(raɪ)

n.
a Gypsy man.
[1850–55; < Romany rai]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rye - the seed of the cereal grassrye - the seed of the cereal grass  
Secale cereale, rye - hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
caryopsis, grain - dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
2.rye - hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
genus Secale, Secale - cereal grass widely cultivated for its grain: rye
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
rye - the seed of the cereal grass
3.rye - whiskey distilled from rye or rye and maltrye - whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt
whiskey, whisky - a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
Translations
žito
rug
sekalo
rukis
ruis
raž
rozs
rúgur
ライ麦
호밀
ruginė duonarugys
ražžito
råg
ธัญพืชคล้ายข้าวสาลี
lúa mạch đen

rye

[raɪ]
A. N (= grain, grass) → centeno m
B. CPD rye bread Npan m de centeno
rye (whisky) Nwhisky m de centeno

rye

n (= grain)Roggen m; (US inf) → Roggenwhisky m, → Rye(whisky) m; (= bread)Roggenbrot nt

rye

:
rye bread
nRoggenbrot nt
rye whisk(e)y
nRoggen- or Ryewhisky m

rye

[raɪ] nsegale f (Am) (whisky) → whisky m inv di segale

rye

(rai) noun
a kind of cereal.
rye bread
a kind of bread made with flour made from rye.

rye

جاوْدار žito rug Roggen σίκαλη centeno ruis seigle raž segale ライ麦 호밀 rogge rug żyto centeio рожь råg ธัญพืชคล้ายข้าวสาลี çavdar lúa mạch đen 裸麦

rye

n. centeno.
References in classic literature ?
Jelinek kept rye bread on hand and smoked fish and strong imported cheeses to please the foreign palate.
As the enraptured Ichabod fancied all this, and as he rolled his great green eyes over the fat meadow lands, the rich fields of wheat, of rye, of buckwheat, and Indian corn, and the orchards burdened with ruddy fruit, which surrounded the warm tenement of Van Tassel, his heart yearned after the damsel who was to inherit these domains, and his imagination expanded with the idea, how they might be readily turned into cash, and the money invested in immense tracts of wild land, and shingle palaces in the wilderness.
He ordered the best hay with plenty of oats, crushed beans, and bran, with vetches, or rye grass, as the man might think needful.
The last time they had had a big basket with them and all their Christmas marketing to do--a roast of pork and a cabbage and some rye bread, and a pair of mittens for Ona, and a rubber doll that squeaked, and a little green cornucopia full of candy to be hung from the gas jet and gazed at by half a dozen pairs of longing eyes.
They'll raise tobacco, corn, and rye, And drive, and thieve, and cheat, and lie, And lay up treasures in the sky, By making switch and cowskin fly, In hope of heavenly union.
Patches of poor rye where com should have been, patches of poor peas and beans, patches of most coarse vegetable substitutes for wheat.
Most gipsies are merely tenth-rate provincial companies, travelling with and villainously travestying Borrow's great pieces of "Lavengro" and "Romany Rye.
By morning, probably, there would be a frost, if not a snowfall, on the grass and rye, and an icy surface over the standing water.
But, just at the time when my story begins, the good lady was very busy, because she had the care of the wheat, and the Indian corn, and the rye and barley and, in short, of the crops of every kind, all over the earth; and as the season had thus far been uncommonly backward, it was necessary to make the harvest ripen more speedily than usual.
A moment later, there stood upon the table a loaf of rye bread, a slice of bacon, some wrinkled apples and a jug of beer.
Bells rang, the stewards rushed forward, and- like rye shaken together in a shovel- the guests who had been scattered about in different rooms came together and crowded in the large drawing room by the door of the ballroom.
cried a rye loafer, indignantly, "why the horrid beast has eaten three of our dear Crumpets, and is now devouring a Salt-rising Biscuit