- the starchy seeds or grain of an annual marsh grass, Oryza sativa, cultivated in warm climates and used for food.
- the grass itself.
- to reduce to a form resembling rice: to rice potatoes.
Origin of rice
- Anne,born 1941, U.S. novelist.
- DanDaniel McLaren, 1823–1900, U.S. circus clown, circus owner, and Union patriot.
- Elmer,1892–1967, U.S. playwright.
- Jerry Lee,born 1962, U.S. football player.
- Grant·land [grant-luh nd] /ˈgrænt lənd/, 1880–1954, U.S. journalist.
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Contemporary Examples of rice
Rice had received this video in discovery during his criminal case, but it had not been aired publicly, as had the first video.
At that meeting, Rice told the Commissioner that he had hit Mrs. Rice in the elevator.
A call made to police beforehand described Rice as “a guy with a pistol” on a swing set, but said it was “probably fake.”The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown
November 25, 2014
And the Constitution, written on goatskin not rice paper, might be as our country was under Jefferson.Why We Can’t Quit Calling Presidents ‘Kings’
November 22, 2014
De Merode sits at a long table and digs into a plate piled with rice, beans, and avocado.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
Historical Examples of rice
Left-over cereals other than rice may also be used in this way.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
She brought a plate full of rice, and a big piece of chicken.Rico and Wiseli
Have ready a pint of rice that has been well picked, washed, and soaked.
Then drain off the water, and let the rice dry and get cold.
From that account we learn that Mr. Rice is a native of Massachusetts.Cleveland Past and Present
- an erect grass, Oryza sativa, that grows in East Asia on wet ground and has drooping flower spikes and yellow oblong edible grains that become white when polished
- the grain of this plant
- (tr) US and Canadian to sieve (potatoes or other vegetables) to a coarse mashed consistency, esp with a ricer
Word Origin for rice
- Elmer, original name Elmer Reizenstein . 1892–1967, US dramatist. His plays include The Adding Machine (1923) and Street Scene (1929), which was made into a musical by Kurt Weill in 1947
- rest, ice, compression, elevation: the recommended procedure for controlling inflammation in injured limbs or joints
mid-13c., from Old French ris, from Italian riso, from Latin oriza, from Greek oryza "rice," via an Indo-Iranian language (cf. Pashto vriže, Old Persian brizi), ultimately from Sanskrit vrihi-s "rice." The Greek word is the ultimate source of all European words (Welsh reis, German reis, Lithuanian rysai, Serbo-Croatian riza, Polish ryż, etc.). Introduced 1647 in the Carolinas. Rice paper (1822), originally used in China, Japan, etc., is made from straw of rice.