Definition of wild rice in English:

wild rice

Syllabification: wild rice


  • 1A tall aquatic North American grass related to rice, with edible grains.
    • Zizania aquatica, family Gramineae
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    • The latter, sometimes called Manchurian wild rice or water grass, has broader leaves, which are used for wrapping dumplings.
    • If your pond is at least three feet deep, you can experiment with wild rice, water lotus, and water lily.
    • Gish did not identify any wild rice, maize, or cucurbit pollen.
  • 1.1The grain of the wild rice plant used as food.
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    • Yet, the wild rice in this instance works quite well, adding a simple dimension of crunch to a pie that is otherwise dominated by the nutty, woody, smoky flavors of morel and bison.
    • Joan's mother, who was stirring around the wild rice, shot her head up in alarm.
    • Spend some energy on a side dish, such as a wonderful wild rice pilaf with dried apricots, cranberries, and pistachios.

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