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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rice  \Rice\,  n.  [F.  riz  (cf.  Pr  ris,  It  riso),  L.  oryza,  Gr 
  ???,  ???,  probably  from  the  Persian;  cf  OPers.  br[=i]zi, 
  akin  to  Skr.  vr[=i]hi;  or  perh.  akin  to  E.  rye.  Cf  {Rye}.] 
  A  well-known  cereal  grass  ({Oryza  sativa})  and  its  seed.  This 
  plant  is  extensively  cultivated  in  warm  climates,  and  the 
  grain  forms  a  large  portion  of  the  food  of  the  inhabitants. 
  In  America  it  grows  chiefly  on  low  moist  land,  which  can  be 
  {Ant  rice}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Ant}. 
  {French  rice}.  (Bot.)  See  {Amelcorn}. 
  {Indian  rice}.,  a  tall  reedlike  water  grass  ({Zizania 
  aquatica}),  bearing  panicles  of  a  long,  slender  grain, 
  much  used  for  food  by  North  American  Indians.  It  is  common 
  in  shallow  water  in  the  Northern  States.  Called  also 
  {water  oat},  {Canadian  wild  rice},  etc 
  {Mountain  rice},  any  species  of  an  American  genus 
  ({Oryzopsis})  of  grasses,  somewhat  resembling  rice. 
  {Rice  bunting}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Ricebird}. 
  {Rice  hen}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Florida  gallinule. 
  {Rice  mouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  dark-colored  field  mouse 
  ({Calomys  palistris})  of  the  Southern  United  States. 
  {Rice  paper},  a  kind  of  thin,  delicate  paper,  brought  from 
  China,  --  used  for  painting  upon  and  for  the  manufacture 
  of  fancy  articles.  It  is  made  by  cutting  the  pith  of  a 
  large  herb  ({Fatsia  papyrifera},  related  to  the  ginseng) 
  into  one  roll  or  sheet,  which  is  flattened  out  under 
  pressure.  Called  also  {pith  paper}. 
  {Rice  troupial}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  bobolink. 
  {Rice  water},  a  drink  for  invalids  made  by  boiling  a  small 
  quantity  of  rice  in  water. 
  {Rice-water  discharge}  (Med.),  a  liquid,  resembling  rice 
  water  in  appearance,  which  is  vomited,  and  discharged  from 
  the  bowels,  in  cholera. 
  {Rice  weevil}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  beetle  ({Calandra,  or 
  Sitophilus,  oryz[ae]})  which  destroys  rice,  wheat,  and 
  Indian  corn  by  eating  out  the  interior;  --  called  also 
  {black  weevil}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  grains  used  as  food  either  unpolished  or  more  often  polished 
  2:  annual  or  perennial  rhizomatous  marsh  grasses;  seed  used  for 
  food;  straw  used  for  paper 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Rice,  KS 
  Zip  code(s):  66901 
  Rice,  MN  (city,  FIPS  53998) 
  Location:  45.74862  N,  94.22869  W 
  Population  (1990):  610  (209  housing  units) 
  Area:  15.5  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56367 
  Rice,  TX  (city,  FIPS  61736) 
  Location:  32.24469  N,  96.50133  W 
  Population  (1990):  564  (209  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.5  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  75155 
  Rice,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  23966 
  Rice,  WA 
  Zip  code(s):  99167 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  RICE-:WATER:,  n.  A  mystic  beverage  secretly  used  by  our  most  popular 
  novelists  and  poets  to  regulate  the  imagination  and  narcotize  the 
  conscience.  It  is  said  to  be  rich  in  both  obtundite  and  lethargine, 
  and  is  brewed  in  a  midnight  fog  by  a  fat  which  of  the  Dismal  Swamp. 

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