wild-rice

wild rice

noun
1.
a tall aquatic grass, Zizania aquatica, of northeastern North America.
2.
the grain of this plant, used for food.
Also called water oats, water rice.


Origin:
1740–50

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wild rice
 
n
another name for Indian rice

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