Indian rice

Definition of Indian rice

(Bot.) a reedlike water grass. See Rice.
a tall reedlike water grass (Zizania aquatica), bearing panicles of a long, slender grain, much used for food by North American Indians. It is common in shallow water in the Northern States. Called also water oat, Canadian wild rice, etc.

See also: Indian Rice

Related Words

cereal, food grain, grain, wild rice, Zizania aquatica
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