Definition of Rye

1. Noun. The seed of the cereal grass.

Group relationships: Secale Cereale
Generic synonyms: Caryopsis, Grain



2. Noun. Hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement.
Exact synonyms: Secale Cereale
Group relationships: Genus Secale, Secale
Generic synonyms: Cereal, Cereal Grass

3. Noun. Whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt.
Exact synonyms: Rye Whiskey, Rye Whisky
Generic synonyms: Whiskey, Whisky

Definition of Rye

1. n. A grain yielded by a hardy cereal grass (Secale cereale), closely allied to wheat; also, the plant itself. Rye constitutes a large portion of the breadstuff used by man.

Definition of Rye

1. Noun. A grass, ''Secale cereale'', or its grains used for food and fodder. Scientific name: Secale cereale. ¹

2. Noun. Rye whisky. ¹

3. Noun. Rye bread. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rye

1. a cereal grass [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rye

1. 1. A grain yielded by a hardy cereal grass (Secale cereale), closely allied to wheat; also, the plant itself. Rye constitutes a large portion of the breadstuff used by man. 2. A disease in a hawk. Rye grass, Italian rye grass,, any plant of the genus Elymus, tall grasses with much the appearance of rye. Origin: OE. Rie, reie, AS. Ryge; akin to Icel. Rugr, Sw. Rag, Dan. Rug, D. Rogge, OHG. Rocco, roggo, G. Rocken, roggen, Lith. Rugei, Russ. Roje, and perh. To Gr. 'oryza rice. Cf. Rice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rye

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rya
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ryal
ryals
ryanodine
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ryanodines
ryas
rybat
rybats
rydberg
rydberg constant
rydberg unit
ryders
rye (current term)
rye bread
rye breads
rye ergot
rye flake
rye flakes
rye smut
rye whiskey
rye whisky
ryebread
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ryeflour
ryeflours

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