Definitions of rice

  1. United States playwright (1892-1967) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice; "rice the potatoes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A valuable food grain produced extensively in hot countries; the grass bearing the grain or seed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The grain of Oryza sativa, the rice-plant, used for food, and also when finely pulverized as a dusting powder. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. See Oryza. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. One of the most useful and extensively cultivated of grains, like oats when ripe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A kind of grass, and its grain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. An East Indian annual cereal grass; also, its grain or seeds. See illus. in next column. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Grain, extensively cultivated and used as food. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A well-known grain, only produced in warm climates and from a moist soil. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. r[=i]s, n. one of the most useful and extensively cultivated of grains, like oats when ripe.--ns. RICE'-BIRD, the reed-bird: the paddy bird or Java sparrow; RICE'-BIS'CUIT, a sweet biscuit made of flour mixed with rice; RICE'-DUST, RICE'-MEAL, the refuse of rice, a valuable food for cattle; RICE'-FIELD-MOUSE, the rice-rat; RICE'-FLOUR, a ground rice for puddings, for a face-powder, &c.; RICE'-GLUE, a cement made by boiling rice-flour in soft water; RICE'-HEN, the common American gallinule; RICE'-MILK, milk boiled and thickened with rice; RICE'-P[=A]'PER, a white smooth paper, made by the Chinese from the pith of Fatsia (Aralia) papyrifera, a tree peculiar to Formosa; RICE'-PLANT'ER, an implement for sowing rice; RICE'-POUND'ER, a rice-mill; RICE'-PUDD'ING, a pudding made of rice and milk, sweetened, often with eggs, raisins, &c.; RICE'-SOUP, a soup of rice with flour, &c.; RICE'-STITCH, an embroidery-stitch resembling rice in grain; RICE'-WA'TER, water in which rice has been boiled--a nourishing drink for invalids; RICE'-WEE'VIL, a weevil that destroys stored rice, &c. [O. Fr. ris--L. oryza--Gr. oryza, from Old Pers., whence also Ar. uruzz, ruzz.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Oryza-r. Disease, Cholera-r. Ground, see Oryza-r. Jelly, see Oryza. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  17. The Oryza sativa, a plant of the Gramineae; also its hulled grain (Oryza). It consists largely of starch (R. starch), which occurs in very small polygonal granules. A nutritious food, and used also as a dusting-powder (Oryzae farina). na
  18. (Pearl-white seeds, used as staple food in many Eastern countries, & in England in puddings, cakes, &c., or as table-vegetable, of) chiefly oriental plant grown in marshes; r. -bird, Java sparrow, also bobolink; r. -milk, boiled& thickened with r.; r. -paper, kind made from pith of a Formosan plant& used by Chinese artists for painting on (named after r. in error). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. The cereal plant Oryza sativa; also, its seed or grain. American pocket medical dictionary.
  20. The husked seeds of Oryza sativa (and by extension the plant itself). R. is used, chiefly in the form of decoction, as a demulcent. Powdered r. is used as a dusting powder. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. n. [Arabian] A plant cultivated in all warm climates, and its seed, which forms an important article of food. Cabinet Dictionary

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