Part of speech: noun

An East Indian annual cereal grass; also, its grain or seeds. See illus. in next column.

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Usage examples "rice":

  1. In fact, our instinctive use of them to help down bread and butter, or rice, or puddings of various sorts, is a natural and proper one. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  2. Dashed dangerous stuff, rice! - "A Damsel in Distress", Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.
  3. In October of the same year I returned to my former employment, agriculture, obtaining a situation with Mr. James Rice of Oulton. - "From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography", George Edwards M.P., O.B.E..