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ricenoun [U]

uk   /raɪs/  us   /raɪs/
A1 the small seeds of a particular type of grass, cooked, and eaten as food: boiled/steamed/fried rice long-grain rice Do you prefer brown rice or white rice?
a grass that produces these seeds and grows in warm wet places

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riceverb [T]

uk   us   /raɪs/
to separate food, especially cooked potatoes, into very small pieces that look like rice by forcing it through small holes in a special tool: Peel, boil, and rice the potatoes.
(Definition of rice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ricenoun [U]

 us   /rɑɪs/
the small brown or white seeds produced by a grass plant that are a major food source in many countries, or the plant itself, which is grown in warm, wet places
(Definition of rice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rice”
in Korean 쌀…
in Arabic أُرْز…
in Malaysian beras, nasi…
in French riz…
in Russian рис…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大米,米, 米飯, 稻子…
in Italian riso…
in Turkish pirinç…
in Polish ryż…
in Spanish arroz…
in Vietnamese cây lúa…
in Portuguese arroz…
in Thai ต้นข้าว…
in German der Reis…
in Catalan arròs…
in Japanese (食用の)米…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大米,米, 米饭, 稻子…
in Indonesian padi, beras, nasi…
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“rice” in British English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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