polished rice

  1. white rice polished or buffed by leather-covered cylinders during processing.

Origin of polished rice

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby polished rice

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How to use polished rice in a sentence

  • 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
  • polished rice has been robbed of its vital life-giving elements.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
  • 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
  • To eat polished rice is like eating shavings instead of real, satisfying substance.

    The Laurel Health Cookery | Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • 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