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ricenoun [U]

uk   us   /raɪs/
A1 the ​smallseeds of a ​particulartype of ​grass, ​cooked, and ​eaten as ​food: boiled/​steamed/​fried rice long-grain rice Do you ​preferbrown rice or ​white rice? a ​grass that ​produces these ​seeds and ​grows in ​warmwetplaces

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riceverb [T]

uk   us   /raɪs/
to ​separatefood, ​especiallycookedpotatoes, into very ​smallpieces that ​look like rice by ​forcing it through ​smallholes in a ​specialtool: 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 ​smallbrown or ​whiteseedsproduced by a ​grassplant that are a ​majorfoodsource in many ​countries, or the ​plant itself, which is ​grown in ​warm, ​wetplaces
(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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