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Wild rice   /waɪld raɪs/   Listen
Wild rice

Perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food.  Synonym: Zizania aquatica.
Grains of aquatic grass of North America.  Synonym: Indian rice.

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"Wild rice" Quotes from Famous Books

... thought of the ducks, and passing out upon the marsh walked until he discovered several feeding among the wild rice, when he started to creep up on ...
— Darry the Life Saver - The Heroes of the Coast • Frank V. Webster

... in hand, O'er the Shining Path [68] to the Spirit-land; Where the hills and the meadows for aye and aye Are clad with the verdure and flowers of May, And the unsown prairies of Paradise Yield the golden maize and the sweet wild rice. There ever ripe in the groves and prairies Hang the purple plums and the luscious berries. And the swarthy herds of bison feed On the sun-lit slope and the waving mead; The dappled fawns from their ...
— Legends of the Northwest • Hanford Lennox Gordon

... The St. Clair River pours into St. Clair Lake, and Lake St. Clair is one of the great idling places of those upon this continent who can afford to idle. It is a shallow lake, upon the American side stretching out into what are known as the "Flats," a vast area of wild rice with deep blue waterways through them, the haunt of the pickerel and black bass and of duck and wild geese. Upon the Canadian side, the Thames River comes through the lowlands, a deep and reed-fringed stream to contribute to the lake's pure waters. It was upon the banks of this stream, a ...
— The Wolf's Long Howl • Stanley Waterloo

Words linked to "Wild rice" :   genus Zizania, Indian rice, food grain, grain, Zizania, cereal grass, cereal

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