rice: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rīs), [key]
— n., v., riced, ric•ing.
  1. the starchy seeds or grain of an annual marsh grass, Oryza sativa, cultivated in warm climates and used for food.
  2. the grass itself.
  1. to reduce to a form resembling rice: to rice potatoes.


Pronunciation: (rīs), [key]
  1. born 1941, U.S. novelist.
  2. (Daniel McLaren), 1823–1900, U.S. circus clown, circus owner, and Union patriot.
  3. 1892–1967, U.S. playwright.
  4. 1880–1954, U.S. journalist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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