Rice



noun
1.
the starchy seeds or grain of an annual marsh grass, Oryza sativa, cultivated in warm climates and used for food.
2.
the grass itself.
verb (used with object), riced, ricing.
3.
to reduce to a form resembling rice:
to rice potatoes.
noun
1.
Anne, born 1941, U.S. novelist.
2.
Dan (Daniel McLaren) 1823–1900, U.S. circus clown, circus owner, and Union patriot.
3.
Elmer, 1892–1967, U.S. playwright.
4.
Jerry Lee, born 1962, U.S. football player.
5.
Grantland
[grant-luh nd] /ˈgrænt lənd/ (Show IPA), 1880–1954, U.S. journalist.
noun
1.
an erect grass, Oryza sativa, that grows in East Asia on wet ground and has drooping flower spikes and yellow oblong edible grains that become white when polished
2.
the grain of this plant
verb
3.
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to sieve (potatoes or other vegetables) to a coarse mashed consistency, esp with a ricer
noun
1.
Elmer, original name Elmer Reizenstein. 1892–1967, US dramatist. His plays include The Adding Machine (1923) and Street Scene (1929), which was made into a musical by Kurt Weill in 1947
noun acronym
1.
rest, ice, compression, elevation: the recommended procedure for controlling inflammation in injured limbs or joints
noun

an acronym for the suggested treatment for a minor muscle or tissue injury: rest, ice, compression, elevation
Examples

RICE helps reduce swelling and restrict the spread of bruising, accelerating the healing process.
Word Origin

1985

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