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wild rye

noun
1.
any grass of the genus Elymus, somewhat resembling rye.
Origin of wild rye
1745-1755
1745-55
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wild rye

noun
1.
any of various perennial grasses of the N temperate genus Elymus, resembling cultivated rye in having paired bristly ears or spikes and flat leaves
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