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rye

noun [U] uk   /raɪ/ us  
a type of grain, the seeds of which are used to make flour or whisky or to feed animals: rye bread whisky made with rye: a glass of rye
Translations of “rye”
in Korean 호밀…
in Arabic نَبات الجاودار…
in French seigle…
in Turkish çavdar…
in Italian segale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黑麥,裸麥, 裸麥粒, 黑麥威士忌酒…
in Russian рожь…
in Polish żyto…
in Spanish centeno…
in Portuguese centeio…
in German der Roggen…
in Catalan sègol…
in Japanese ライ麦…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑麦,裸麦, 裸麦粒, 黑麦威士忌酒…
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