A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed.
- A cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that is cultivated extensively in warm climates for its edible grain.
- The starchy grain of this plant, used as a staple food throughout the world.
- To sieve (food) to the consistency of rice.