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polished rice

noun
1.
white rice polished or buffed by leather-covered cylinders during processing.
Origin of polished rice
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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  • polished rice has been robbed of its vital life-giving elements.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book Mary A. Wilson
  • At one time, so much was said about the harmful effect of polished rice that a demand for unpolished rice was begun.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The disease beriberi is now recognized as being due to a diet of polished rice.

    Vitality Supreme Bernarr Macfadden
  • In the case of polished rice, when this outer coat is removed the grain has much less food value.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • This polished rice is still further polished by the dealer, who has more perfect mills than the farmer.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott

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