—n. 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.
—v.t. to reduce to a form resembling rice: to rice potatoes.
Pronunciation: (rīs),[key] —n. 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. Grant•land Pronunciation: (grant'lund),[key] 1880–1954, U.S. journalist.