Definition of rice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//raɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//raɪs//
[uncountable] Carbohydrates, Crops
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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) a spicy rice dish See related entries: Carbohydrates, Crops Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French ris, from Italian riso, from Greek oruza.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rice