wild rye


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wild rye

n.
Any of various grasses chiefly of the genera Elymus and Leymus of the Northern Hemisphere, often used for forage.

wild rye

n
(Plants) any of various perennial grasses of the N temperate genus Elymus, resembling cultivated rye in having paired bristly ears or spikes and flat leaves

wild′ rye′


n.
any grass of the genus Elymus, somewhat resembling rye.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wild rye - any of several grasses of the genus Elymus
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Elymus, genus Elymus - tall tufted perennial grasses (such as lyme grass or wild rye)
Canada wild rye, Elymus canadensis - North American wild rye
Elymus caput-medusae, medusa's head - weedy rye grass having long bristling awns
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Morowski) Cunningham, 70, of 319 Wild Rye Place, died at her residence on May 29 after a long illness.
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Oh, the last wild fling is over/ And a cold wind brings the dawn to rows of parking meters and the shadow of a blonde/ Who is standing by the wild rye in a pointless dream/ Sleeper, come and go with me" (from "Sleeper" by Greg Brown).