wild rice


noun

a tall aquatic grass, Zizania aquatica, of northeastern North America.
the grain of this plant, used for food.

Origin of wild rice

First recorded in 1740–50
Also called water oats, water rice.
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wild rice

noun

another name for Indian rice
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