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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rye(noun)

    the seed of the cereal grass

  2. rye, Secale cereale(noun)

    hardy 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

  3. rye, rye whiskey, rye whisky(noun)

    whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt


  1. rye(Noun)

    A grass, Secale cereale, or its grains used for food and fodder. Scientific name: Secale cereale.

  2. rye(Noun)

    Rye whisky.

  3. rye(Noun)

    Rye bread.

  4. Origin: From ryge, from rugiz. Cognates include Germanic Old Norse rugr (Danish rug, Swedish råg), German Roggen and from non-Germanic Indo-European Russian рожь and Old Prussian rugis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rye(noun)

    a grain yielded by a hardy cereal grass (Secale cereale), closely allied to wheat; also, the plant itself. Rye constitutes a large portion of the breadstuff used by man

  2. Rye(noun)

    a disease in a hawk

  3. Origin: [OE. rie, reie, AS. ryge; akin to Icel. rugr, Sw. rg, Dan. rug, D. rogge, OHG. rocco, roggo, G. rocken, roggen, Lith. rugei, Russ. roje, and perh. to Gr. 'o`ryza rice. Cf. Rice.]


  1. Rye

    Rye is a grass grown extensively as a grain and as a forage crop. It is a member of the wheat tribe and is closely related to barley and wheat. Rye grain is used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, some whiskeys, some vodkas, and animal fodder. It can also be eaten whole, either as boiled rye berries, or by being rolled, similar to rolled oats. Rye is a cereal grain and should not be confused with ryegrass, which is used for lawns, pasture, and hay for livestock.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rye

    an interesting old port in the SE. corner of Sussex, situated on rising ground flanked by two streams, 63 m. SE. from London, one of the Cinque Ports (q. v.); the retiral of the sea has left it now 2 m. inland; has a fine Norman and Early English church.

Anagrams for RYE »

  1. yer, yre

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Veach:

    Brandy is the original craft distilling in America. The first brandy was made eight years before the first rye whiskey and well before bourbon.

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