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Meaning of rye

rye

Pronunciation: (rī), [key]
— n.
  1. a widely cultivated cereal grass, Secale cereale, having one-nerved glumes and two- or three-flowered spikelets.
  2. the seeds or grain of this plant, used for making flour and whiskey, and as a livestock feed.
  3. See
  4. a straight whiskey distilled from a mash containing 51 percent or more rye grain.
  5. a blended whiskey.
—adj.
  1. made with rye grain or flour:Also called rye rolls.

rye

Pronunciation: (rī), [key]
— n.
  1. a male Gypsy.

Rye

Pronunciation: (rī), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in SE New York, on Long Island Sound. 15,083.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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