[rahys-pey-per] /ˈraɪsˌpeɪ pər/
an Asian shrub or small tree, Tetrapanax papyriferus, of the ginseng family, the pith of which is used in making rice paper.
noun 1. an implement for ricing potatoes, squash, etc., by pressing them through small holes. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a kitchen utensil with small holes through which cooked potatoes and similar soft foods are pressed to form a coarse mash
noun 1. any rat of the genus Oryzomys, having an exceptionally long tail, especially O. palustris, inhabiting rice fields and marshes of the southern U.S., Mexico, and Central America.
noun 1. Music. a chiefly polyphonic instrumental form of the 16th and 17th centuries closely resembling the vocal motet in structure and style. 2. a composition, especially for a keyboard instrument, having this form.
noun, plural ricercari [ree-cher-kahr-ee; Italian ree-cher-kah-ree] /ˌri tʃərˈkɑr i; Italian ˌri tʃɛrˈkɑ ri/ (Show IPA) 1. ricercar. noun (in music of the 16th and 17th centuries) (pl) -cari (-ˈkɑːriː), -cars 1. an elaborate polyphonic composition making extensive use of contrapuntal imitation and usually very slow in tempo 2. an instructive composition to illustrate instrumental technique; […]