Associations to the word «Rye»


RYE, noun. A grain used extensively in Europe for making bread, beer, and (now generally) for animal fodder. [from 8th c.]
RYE, noun. The grass Secale cereale from which the grain is obtained. [from 14th c.]
RYE, noun. Rye bread. [from 19th c.]
RYE, noun. (US) (Canada) Rye whiskey. [from 19th c.]
RYE, noun. Caraway (from the mistaken assumption that the whole seeds, often used to season rye bread, are the rye itself)
RYE, noun. Ryegrass, any of the species of Lolium.
RYE, noun. A disease of hawks.
RYE BREAD, noun. A bread made partly or entirely with rye flour.
RYE BREADS, noun. Plural of rye bread
RYE FLAKE, noun. (chiefly in the plural) A rye groat that is cut, cooked and rolled into a flake, used as a breakfast cereal.
RYE FLAKES, noun. Plural of rye flake
RYE SEED, noun. Used other than as an idiom. The seed of rye
RYE SEED, noun. Caraway seed, used whole as a flavoring in the best-known type of rye bread- often mistakenly assumed to be the rye itself.

Dictionary definition

RYE, noun. The seed of the cereal grass.
RYE, 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.
RYE, noun. Whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt.

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