HyperDic: rye

English > 3 senses of the word rye:
NOUNplantryethe seed of the cereal grass
plantrye, Secale cerealehardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
foodrye, rye whiskey, rye whiskywhiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt
rye > pronunciation
Soundsray'
Rhymescry ... wry: 14 rhymes with ray...
English > rye: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningThe seed of the cereal grass.
Part ofrye, Secale cerealeHardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
Broadergrain, caryopsisdry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses
English > rye: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningHardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement.
SynonymSecale cereale
Member ofSecale, genus Secalecereal grass widely cultivated for its grain
PartsryeThe seed of the cereal grass
Broadercereal, cereal grassgrass whose starchy grains are used as food
Spanishcenteno, secale cereale
Catalansecale cereale, Secale cereale, sègoll, sègol
English > rye: 3 senses > noun 3, food
Meaningwhiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt.
Synonymsrye whiskey, rye whisky
Broaderwhiskey, whiskyA liquor made from fermented mash of grain
Spanishcenteno, whiskey de centeno, whisky de centeno
Catalansègol

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