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English definition of “short-grain rice”

short-grain rice

noun [U]     /ˌʃɔːt.ɡreɪnˈraɪs/ US  /ˌʃɔːrt-/
a type of rice with small, rounded seeds: The Spanish dish paella is made with a type of short-grain rice.
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