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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Zizania, genus Zizanianoun

    wild rice

Wiktionary

  1. zizanianoun

    Any of several aquatic North American grasses, of the genus Zizania, grown for its edible grain; wild rice

  2. Etymology: From zizania

Wikipedia

  1. zizania

    Wild rice, also called manoomin, Canada rice, Indian rice, or water oats, is any of four species of grasses that form the genus Zizania, and the grain that can be harvested from them. The grain was historically gathered and eaten in both North America and China, but eaten less in China, where the plant's stem is used as a vegetable. Wild rice is not directly related to domesticated rice (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima), although they are close cousins, all belonging to the tribe Oryzeae. Wild-rice grains have a chewy outer sheath with a tender inner grain that has a slightly vegetal taste.The plants grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams; often, only the flowering head of wild rice rises above the water. The grain is eaten by dabbling ducks and other aquatic wildlife.

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  1. zizania

    Zizania is a genus of grasses known commonly as wild rice. These plants are native to North America and Asia, growing in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams. Often, only the flowering head of wild rice rises above the water. The grains of wild rice, which are edible, are typically harvested by aquatic birds. It is also cultivated as a food crop in some areas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zizanianoun

    a genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under Rice

  2. Etymology: [NL., from L. zizanium darnel, cockle, Gr. .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zizania

    zī-zā′ni-a, n. a genus of tall aquatic grasses, of tribe Oryzeæwild, water, or Indian rice. [Gr. zizanion, darnel.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zizania in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zizania in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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