rice

[ rahys ]
/ raɪs /

noun

the starchy seeds or grain of an annual marsh grass, Oryza sativa, cultivated in warm climates and used for food.
the grass itself.

verb (used with object), riced, ric·ing.

to reduce to a form resembling rice: to rice potatoes.

Origin of rice

1200–50; Middle English ris, rys < Old French < Italian riso, risi (in Medieval Latin risium) < Medieval Greek orýzion, derivative of Greek óryza
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British Dictionary definitions for ricing (1 of 3)

rice

/ (raɪs) /

noun

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

verb

(tr) US and Canadian to sieve (potatoes or other vegetables) to a coarse mashed consistency, esp with a ricer
See also Indian rice

Word Origin for rice

C13 rys, via French, Italian, and Latin from Greek orūza, of Oriental origin

British Dictionary definitions for ricing (2 of 3)

Rice

/ (raɪs) /

noun

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 ricing (3 of 3)

RICE

/ (raɪs) /

n acronym for

rest, ice, compression, elevation: the recommended procedure for controlling inflammation in injured limbs or joints
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