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rice (rīs)
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n.
1. A cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that is cultivated extensively in warm climates for its edible gn.
2. The starchy gn of this plant, used as a staple food throughout the world.
tr.v.riced, ric·ing, ric·es
To sieve (food) to the consistency of rice.

[Middle English, fromOld Frenchris, fromOld Italianriso, fromLatinoryza, fromGreekoruza, of Indo-Iranian origin.]
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Oryza sativa

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Rice (rīs), Condoleezza Born 1954.
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American political scientist who served as national security adviser (2001-2005) and as secretary of state (2005-2009).

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Rice, Jerry Lee Born 1962.
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American football player. In his 20 years as a wide receiver in the National Football League (1985-2004) he set records for career receptions, touchdowns, and yardage.

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Rice, Elmer Leopold 1892-1967.
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American playwright noted for his expressionist plays, including The Adding Machine (1923) and Street Scene (1929).

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