Definition of rice noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

rice

 noun
noun
NAmE//raɪs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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  short, narrow, white or brown grain grown on wet land in hot countries as food; the plant that produces this grain a grain of rice boiled/steamed/fried rice long-/short-grain rice brown rice (= without its outer covering removed) rice paddies (= rice fields)
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