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"rye" in British English

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ryenoun [U]

uk   us   /raɪ/
a ​type of ​grain, the ​seeds of which are used to make ​flour or whisky or to ​feedanimals: rye ​bread whisky made with rye: a ​glass of rye
(Definition of rye from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ryenoun [U]

 us   /rɑɪ/
a ​type of ​plant, the ​grain of which is used to ​feedanimals and to make ​flour for ​bread Rye is a ​type of ​strongalcoholicdrink made from this ​grain.
(Definition of rye from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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