Definition of wild rice in English:

wild rice


  • [mass noun] A tall aquatic American grass related to rice, with edible grains.

    • ‘Gish did not identify any wild rice, maize, or cucurbit pollen.’
    • ‘If your pond is at least three feet deep, you can experiment with wild rice, water lotus, and water lily.’
    • ‘The latter, sometimes called Manchurian wild rice or water grass, has broader leaves, which are used for wrapping dumplings.’
    • ‘The Ahnishinabe Native American Indian tribe of North America say their ancestors saw in visions tracts of wild rice.’
    • ‘This area supports an extensive stand of wild rice, as well as the federal-threatened Aeschynomene virginica.’