[ noun ] (food) grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
Used in print(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Quite candidly , fellows , I would n't be_in_your_shoes for all the rice in China .
`` I would n't be_in_his_shoes for all the rice in China .
[ noun ] (botany) annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
Used in print(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
Practically all the people of Laos , he explained - about two million of them - are rice farmers , and the means and motives of modern war are as strange to them as clocks and steel plows .
Then we drove on , until there was no more road and we traversed dry rice fields , bouncing across their squat earth walls .
Then came coconuts , eggs , and rice wine .
The preparations were elaborate : flowers , candles , incense sticks , rice wine , dozens of delicacies , and pieces of white cotton string .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 146