wild rye

Origin of wild rye

First recorded in 1745–55
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Historical Examples of wild rye

  • With the wild-rye are mixed bunch-grass, blue-joint, and quantities of the wild-pea vine.

British Dictionary definitions for wild rye

wild rye

  1. any of various perennial grasses of the N temperate genus Elymus, resembling cultivated rye in having paired bristly ears or spikes and flat leaves
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