the starchy seeds or grain of an annual marsh grass, Oryza sativa, cultivated in warm climates and used for food.
the grass itself.
a food that is chopped or otherwise processed to resemble rice (used in combination): cauliflower rice;sweet potato rice.
to reduce to a form resembling rice: to rice potatoes.
Other definitions for Rice (2 of 2)
Anne, 1941–2021, U.S. novelist.
Dan Daniel 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-luhnd], /ˈgrænt lənd/, 1880–1954, U.S. journalist.
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How to use rice in a sentence
In khao kan jin, a northern Thai dish, pork blood is mixed with rice and steamed in a banana leaf.Blood is a respected ingredient around the world, but less so in the U.S. A new book aims to change that. | Mayukh Sen | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Case numbers remained low at rice, with no single day seeing more than six reported cases.How 5 universities tried to handle COVID-19 on campus | Betsy Ladyzhets | February 23, 2021 | Science News
Meadow Grill, in the same area, offers a surprising variety of goods, including breakfast burritos and rice bowls.
Since 1977, when he started importing rice and sugar to his home state of Kano, Nigeria, and selling them at a lucrative markup, his business empire has expanded across industries and borders.
Jahmal Usen, and his home-cooked meals of red-tinged jollof rice and comforting spaghetti stir-fry, are an important part of it.
The book details his confrontations with neoconservatives, and his alliance with Condoleezza 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.”
And the Constitution, written on goatskin not rice paper, might be as our country was under Jefferson.
In his youngest days, when his mother used to regulate his food, she would stuff him full of rice.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Likewise your Majesty will have shelter for his vessels, and a foothold in that country, which abounds with meat and rice.
This gift of rice was especially pleasing to the traveller, as no dish is held in higher honour in Korea.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
After this he awoke much refreshed, and having obtained some rice from the native chief, ate a little with relish.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
Mr. rice, the owner of the plantation, was a hot Southern sympathizer, but he did not relish his present company.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for rice (1 of 3)
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
- See also Indian rice
British Dictionary definitions for Rice (2 of 3)
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
British Dictionary definitions for RICE (3 of 3)
rest, ice, compression, elevation: the recommended procedure for controlling inflammation in injured limbs or joints
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