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  1. wild rice, Zizania aquaticanoun

    perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food


  1. zizania aquatica

    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.


  1. zizania aquatica

    Zizania aquatica, also known as wild rice or Canadian rice, is a type of aquatic grass native to North America, commonly found in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams. It produces edible grains that have long been harvested by indigenous North American peoples. It can grow to be quite tall, reaching heights of three meters or more, and has long slim leaves. The grains are black to brown in color and are typically harvested using traditional methods in a canoe. It's often sought after for its unique, nutty flavor and high nutritional value.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zizania aquatica in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zizania aquatica in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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