j l rice

Rice

[rahys]
noun
1.
Anne, born 1941, U.S. novelist.
2.
Dan (Daniel McLaren) 1823–1900, U.S. circus clown, circus owner, and Union patriot.
3.
Elmer, 1892–1967, U.S. playwright.
4.
Jerry Lee, born 1962, U.S. football player.
5.
Grantland [grant-luhnd] , 1880–1954, U.S. journalist.
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rice (raɪs)
 
n
1.  an erect grass, Oryza sativa, that grows in East Asia on wet ground and has drooping flower spikes and yellow oblong edible grains that become white when polished
2.  the grain of this plant
 
vb
3.  (US), (Canadian) (tr) to sieve (potatoes or other vegetables) to a coarse mashed consistency, esp with a ricer
 
[C13 rys, via French, Italian, and Latin from Greek orūza, of Oriental origin]

Rice (raɪs)
 
n
Elmer, original name Elmer Reizenstein. 1892--1967, US dramatist. His plays include The Adding Machine (1923) and Street Scene (1929), which was made into a musical by Kurt Weill in 1947

RICE (raɪs)
 
n acronym for
rest, ice, compression, elevation: the recommended procedure for controlling inflammation in injured limbs or joints

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Word Origin & History

rice
1234, from O.Fr. ris, from It. riso, from L. oriza (cf. It. riso), from Gk. oryza "rice," via an Indo-Iranian language (cf. Pashto vrize, O.Pers. brizi), ult. from Skt. vrihi-s "rice." The Gk. word is the ult. source of all European words (cf. Welsh reis, Ger. reis, Lith. rysai, Serbo-Cr. riza, Pol.
ryz). Introduced 1647 in the Carolinas. Rice paper (1822) is made from a reed found in Taiwan.
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