noun Also called rye whiskey (for defs 4, 5).
- ryder cup,
- ryder, albert pinkham,
- rye bread,
- rye grass,
- rye whiskey,
Origin of rye1
Origin of rye2
Examples from the Web for rye
From cognac to bourbon, rye to añejo tequila, many of our beloved spirits spend years aging in wooden casks.
The family lived on Park Avenue and in Rye, New York, summered on Lake George and had servants in the home.
“I have purchased hundreds of barrels of rye and bourbon from them,” John Bernasconi admits when asked about the Indiana factory.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana|Eric Felten|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rye whiskey has had a tough go of it, and Prohibition and two World Wars certainly didn't help.
Ask your local liquor store and bar for rye, and if they don't have it ask them to order it.
The farmer with all his domestics and people, engaged in the cultivation of the rye, corn, &c.The Practical Distiller|Samuel McHarry
In the stalk of the rye occurs a knot, forming a slight bulge known to the peasantry as the “sweet joint.”Creatures of the Night|Alfred W. Rees
I was staying alone with Henry James at Rye one summer, and as twilight deepened we walked together in the garden.Aspects and Impressions|Edmund Gosse
As high as rye or other crops will grow, almost every foot of available ground is brought under cultivation.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)|Abel Chapman
One time we was at Rye she come aboard with my other shirt and some apples, and he fair beazled the life out of her about it.Rewards and Fairies|Rudyard Kipling
Word Origin for rye
Word Origin for rye
Old English ryge, from Proto-Germanic *ruig (cf. Old Saxon roggo, Old Norse rugr, Old Frisian rogga, Middle Dutch rogghe, Old High German rocko, German Roggen), related to or from Balto-Slavic words (cf. Old Church Slavonic ruži, Russian rozh' "rye;" Lithuanian rugys "grain of rye," plural rugiai), from a European PIE root *wrughyo- "rye." Meaning "whiskey" (made from rye) first attested 1835. Rye bread attested from mid-15c.