|1.||See also wild rye a tall hardy widely cultivated annual grass, Secale cereale, having soft bluish-green leaves, bristly flower spikes, and light brown grain|
|2.||the grain of this grass, used in making flour and whiskey, and as a livestock food|
|3.||Also called: rye whiskey whiskey distilled from rye. US whiskey must by law contain not less than 51 per cent rye|
|4.||(US) short for rye bread|
|[Old English ryge; related to Old Norse rugr, Old French rogga, Old Saxon roggo]|
=Rie, (Heb. kussemeth), found in Ex. 9:32; Isa. 28:25, in all of which the margins of the Authorized and of the Revised Versions have "spelt." This Hebrew word also occurs in Ezek. 4:9, where the Authorized Version has "fitches' (q.v.) and the Revised Version "spelt." This, there can be no doubt, was the Triticum spelta, a species of hard, rough-grained wheat.