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wild rice

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  1. a tall aquatic grass, Zizania aquatica, of northeastern North America.
  2. the grain of this plant, used for food.
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Origin of wild rice

First recorded in 1740–50
Also called water oats, water rice.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for wild rice

orzo, pilaf

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Historical Examples of wild rice

  • "Your father has it ready for the wild-rice harvest," said Good Bird.

    Two Indian Children of Long Ago

    Frances Taylor

  • They visited the wild-rice people—Oumalouminik, and the fire-folk—Aweatsewaenrrhonous, and gained more news of the West.

    Strange Stories of the Great River

    Abbie Johnston Grosvenor

  • This little book tells how children lived and played long ago in the wild-rice country.

British Dictionary definitions for wild rice

wild rice

  1. another name for Indian rice
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