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Topic: CROPS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: ris, from Greek oryza, oryzon


rice [uncountable]
1DF a food that consists of small white or brown grains that you boil in water until they become soft enough to eat [↪ risotto, pilau]:
a tasty sauce served with rice or pasta
a plate of brown rice
Serve with plain boiled rice.
2HBPTAC the plant that produces rice:
Rice is the main crop grown in the area.
rice fields
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