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

 

rye

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noun
BrE BrE//raɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//raɪ//
 
[uncountable] Carbohydrates, Crops
 
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a plant that looks like barley but that produces larger grain, grown as food for animals and for making flour and whisky; the grain of this plant rye bread rye whisky See related entries: Carbohydrates, Crops Word Origin Old English ryge, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rogge and German Roggen.
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