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A tall aquatic American grass related to rice, with edible grains.
- ‘This area supports an extensive stand of wild rice, as well as the federal-threatened Aeschynomene virginica.’
- ‘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 Ahnishinabe Native American Indian tribe of North America say their ancestors saw in visions tracts of wild rice.’
- ‘The latter, sometimes called Manchurian wild rice or water grass, has broader leaves, which are used for wrapping dumplings.’
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