rye /ˈraɪ/ 名詞
1. Bot. 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. A disease in a hawk.
Rye grass, Italian rye grass, Bot. See under Grass. See also Ray grass, and Darnel.
Wild rye Bot., any plant of the genus Elymus, tall grasses with much the appearance of rye.
n 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
[syn: Secale cereale]
3: whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt [syn: rye
whiskey, rye whisky]
=Rie, (Heb. kussemeth), found in Ex. 9:32; Isa. 28:25, in all of
which the margins of the Authorized and of the Revised Versions
have "spelt." This Hebrew word also occurs in Ezek. 4:9, where
the Authorized Version has "fitches' (q.v.) and the Revised
Version "spelt." This, there can be no doubt, was the Triticum
spelta, a species of hard, rough-grained wheat.