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Noun: rye  rI
  1. The seed of the cereal grass
  2. 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
    - Secale cereale
  3. Whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt
    - rye whiskey, rye whisky

Sounds like: writing, rightin

Derived forms: ryes

Type of: caryopsis, cereal, cereal grass, grain, whiskey [N. Amer, Ireland], whisky

Part of: genus Secale, Secale

Encyclopedia: Rye, New York