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Definition: Ant 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
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
. (Bot.) See under Ant
. (Bot.) See Amelcorn
., 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
, Canadian wild rice
, any species of an American genus
) of grasses, somewhat resembling rice.
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Ricebird
(Zo["o]l.), the Florida gallinule.
(Zo["o]l.), a large dark-colored field mouse
) of the Southern United States.
, 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
(Zo["o]l.), the bobolink.
, a drink for invalids made by boiling a small
quantity of rice in water.
(Med.), a liquid, resembling rice
water in appearance, which is vomited, and discharged from
the bowels, in cholera.
(Zo["o]l.), a small beetle (Calandra oryz[ae]
, or Sitophilus oryz[ae]
) which destroys rice,
wheat, and Indian corn by eating out the interior; --
called also black weevil
, n. [OE. ante, amete, emete, AS. [ae]mete akin to G.
ameise. Cf. Emmet
A hymenopterous insect of the Linn[ae]an genus Formica
which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a
Note: Among ants, as among bees, there are neuter or working
ants, besides the males and females; the former are
without wings. Ants live together in swarms, usually
raising hillocks of earth, variously chambered within,
where they maintain a perfect system of order, store
their provisions, and nurture their young. There are
many species, with diverse habits, as agricultural
ants, carpenter ants, honey ants, foraging ants, amazon
ants, etc. The white ants or Termites belong to the
(Zo["o]l.), one of a very extensive group of South
American birds (Formicariid[ae]
), which live on ants.
The family includes many species, some of which are called
, ant thrushes
, and ant wrens
(Bot.), a species of grass (Aristida oligantha
cultivated by the agricultural ants of Texas for the sake
of its seed.
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