Meaning of “rice” in the English Dictionary

"rice" in English

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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:

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 ]

us uk /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)