Definition of Rice

1. Noun. Grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished.

Generic synonyms: Starches, Cereal, Food Grain, Grain
Specialized synonyms: Brown Rice, Polished Rice, White Rice, Paddy
Group relationships: Cultivated Rice, Oryza Sativa



2. Verb. Sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice. "Rice the potatoes"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Sieve, Sift, Strain
Derivative terms: Ricer

3. Noun. Annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper.
Terms within: Rice Beer, Sake, Saki
Group relationships: Genus Oryza, Oryza
Specialized synonyms: Cultivated Rice, Oryza Sativa
Generic synonyms: Cereal, Cereal Grass

4. Noun. English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944).
Exact synonyms: Sir Tim Rice, Timothy Miles Bindon Rice
Generic synonyms: Lyricist, Lyrist

5. Noun. United States playwright (1892-1967).

Definition of Rice

1. n. A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed.

Definition of Rice

1. Acronym. Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=Welsh dot=) derived from (etyl cy en) given name Rhys. ¹

3. Noun. Cereal plants (qualifier Oryza sativa) of the grass family whose seeds are used as food. ¹

4. Noun. The seeds of this plant used as food. ¹

5. Verb. to squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces ¹

6. Verb. to throw rice at a person (usually at a wedding). ¹

7. Verb. to belittle a government emissary or similar on behalf of a more powerful militaristic state ¹

8. Verb. to harvest wild rice ''Zinzania sp.'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rice

1. to press through a ricer [v RICED, RICING, RICES]

Medical Definition of Rice

1. A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed. Ant rice. A small beetle (Calandra, or Sitophilus, oryzae) which destroys rice, wheat, and Indian corn by eating out the interior. Synonym: black weevil. Origin: F. Riz (cf. Pr. Ris, It. Riso), L. Oryza, Gr, probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. Brizi, akin to Skr. Vrihi; or perh. Akin to E. Rye. Cf. Rye. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rice

ribstones
ribstons
ribulokinase
ribulose
ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase
ribulose diphosphate carboxylase
ribulosebisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase activase
ribulosephosphate
ribulosephosphate 3-epimerase
ribwork
ribworks
ribwort
ribworts
rice (current term)
rice-Tween agar
rice-field fever
rice-grain fritillary
rice-queen
rice-shell
rice-water stool
rice ball
rice beer
rice body
rice burner
rice cake
rice cakes
rice car
rice chaser

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