Definition for word Oryza-sativa.

Rice Rice, n. [F. riz (cf. Pr. ris, It. riso), L. oryza, Gr. ???, ???, probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. br[=i]zi, akin to Skr. vr[=i]hi; or perh. akin to E. rye. Cf. Rye.] (Bot.) A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed. Ant rice. (Bot.) See under Ant. French rice. (Bot.) See Amelcorn. Indian rice., a tall reedlike water grass (Zizania aquatica), bearing panicles of a long, slender grain, much used for food by North American Indians. It is common in shallow water in the Northern States. Called also water oat, Canadian wild rice, etc. Mountain rice, any species of an American genus (Oryzopsis) of grasses, somewhat resembling rice. Rice bunting. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Ricebird. Rice hen (Zo["o]l.), the Florida gallinule. Rice mouse (Zo["o]l.), a large dark-colored field mouse (Calomys palistris) of the Southern United States. Rice paper, a kind of thin, delicate paper, brought from China, -- used for painting upon, and for the manufacture of fancy articles. It is made by cutting the pith of a large herb (Fatsia papyrifera, related to the ginseng) into one roll or sheet, which is flattened out under pressure. Called also pith paper. Rice troupial (Zo["o]l.), the bobolink. Rice water, a drink for invalids made by boiling a small quantity of rice in water. Rice-water discharge (Med.), a liquid, resembling rice water in appearance, which is vomited, and discharged from the bowels, in cholera. Rice weevil (Zo["o]l.), a small beetle (Calandra, or Sitophilus, oryz[ae]) which destroys rice, wheat, and Indian corn by eating out the interior; -- called also black weevil.

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- oryza sativa, commonly known as asian rice, is the plant species most commonly referred to in english as rice . oryza sativa is the
- rice is the seed of the monocot plants oryza sativa (asian rice) or oryza glaberrima (african rice). as a cereal grain , it is the
- rice bran wax is the vegetable wax extracted from the bran oil of rice (oryza sativa ). chemical composition: the main components of rice
- file:kome. jpg , from left: white rice, half-milled rice, brown rice file:tawaramotoricefield. png , a japanese rice field in nara
- oryza is a genus of seven to twenty species of grasses in the tribe oryzeae , the genus includes the major food crop species oryza sativa .
- oryza glaberrima, commonly known as african rice, is a domesticated rice species sativa , such as brittle grain and cracking during
- oryza rufipogon, known as brownbeard rice,date july 2013 wild rice and red rice, it has a close evolutionary relation to oryza sativa ,
- glutinous rice (oryza sativa var. glutinosa; also called sticky rice, sweet rice or waxy rice) is a type of rice grown mainly in
- oryza nivara is a wild progenitor of the cultivated rice oryza sativa . it is found growing in swampy areas, at edge of pond and tanks,
- golden rice is a variety of oryza sativa rice produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene , a precursor of

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