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Definition: French rice
(fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL.
franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis,
franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See Frank
, a., and
Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
(Bot.), the common kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris
(Bot.), the berry of a species of buckthorn
), which affords a saffron, green or
(Arch.) See French window
(Min.), a variety of granular talc; -- used
for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under Chalk
(Bot.) The Primula Auricula
(Naut.), a mode of coiling a rope by running it
backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Hedysarum
); -- called also garland honeysuckle
, a metallic wind instrument, consisting of a
long tube twisted into circular folds and gradually
expanding from the mouthpiece to the end at which the
sound issues; -- called in France cor de chasse
, an informal, hasty, or secret departure;
esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.
[French (here used in sense of “foreign”
pie a magpie (in allusion to its black and white color)]
(Zo["o]l.), the European great spotted woodpecker
); -- called also wood pie
(a) A preparation for the surface of woodwork, consisting of
gums dissolved in alcohol, either shellac alone, or
shellac with other gums added.
(b) The glossy surface produced by the application of the
, a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used
for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of
(Arch.), a modified form of mansard roof having
a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.
, a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and
logwood; -- called also plum tub
. See under Window
, 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. [Ger. amelkorn: cf. MHG. amel, amer,
spelt, and L. amylum starch, Gr. ?.]
A variety of wheat from which starch is produced; -- called
also French rice