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Definition: water oat
, 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