a twining southern Asian vine, Vigna umbellata, of the legume family, cultivated for its edible seeds.
noun 1. Southern U.S. the bobolink. 2. Java sparrow. 3. any of several other birds that frequent rice fields. noun 1. any of various birds frequenting rice fields, esp the Java sparrow
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of rice caused by the fungus Pyricularia oryae, characterized by elliptical leaf spots with reddish-brown margins, brownish lesions and neck rot of the fruiting panicles, and stunting of the plant.
- Rice bowl
noun 1. a small bowl for eating rice out of, esp a decorative one made of china or porcelain 2. a fertile rice-producing region
- Rice box
jargon (From ham radio slang) Any Asian-made commodity computer, especially an 80×86-based machine built to IBM PC-compatible ISA or EISA-bus standards. [Jargon File] (1994-11-30)