Part of speech: noun

The grain or seeds produced by a cereal grass nearly allied to wheat; also, the plant. See illus. on preceding page.

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Usage examples "rye":

  1. The harvest was poor, the rye- straw is short, and the grains of wheat are small. - "'O Thou, My Austria!'", Ossip Schubin.
  2. The present Rye House is modern, but attached to it are some remains of the old House, some account of which must be given here. - "Hertfordshire", Herbert W Tompkins.
  3. A Romany rye is a gypsy gentleman. - "Black-Eyed Susan", Ethel Calvert Phillips.