Synonyms for rice

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Left-over cereals other than rice may also be used in this way.

She brought a plate full of rice, and a big piece of chicken.

Have ready a pint of rice that has been well picked, washed, and soaked.

Then drain off the water, and let the rice dry and get cold.

From that account we learn that Mr. Rice is a native of Massachusetts.

No better man than Mr. Rice could have been selected for this work.

Mr. Rice made the closing speech on the School Bill, in the Senate, on the 24th.

Mrs. Rice is a lady of refinement, exemplary, and much beloved and respected.

Boil two dessert-spoonsful of rice and one of sugar in milk.

When sufficiently boiled, drain the rice and let it get cold.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from Old French ris, from Italian riso, from Latin oriza, from Greek oryza "rice," via an Indo-Iranian language (cf. Pashto vriže, Old Persian brizi), ultimately from Sanskrit vrihi-s "rice." The Greek word is the ultimate source of all European words (Welsh reis, German reis, Lithuanian rysai, Serbo-Croatian riza, Polish ryż, etc.). Introduced 1647 in the Carolinas. Rice paper (1822), originally used in China, Japan, etc., is made from straw of rice.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RICE

cereal

nounedible grain
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