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rye



Pronunciation: (rī), [key]
n.
1. a widely cultivated cereal grass, Secale cereale, having one-nerved glumes and two- or three-flowered spikelets.
2. the seeds or grain of this plant, used for making flour and whiskey, and as a livestock feed.
3. See rye bread.
4. a straight whiskey distilled from a mash containing 51 percent or more rye grain.
5. Northeastern U.S. and Canada.a blended whiskey.

adj.
made with rye grain or flour: rye rolls. Also called rye whiskey (for defs. 4, 5).

rye



Pronunciation: (rī), [key]
n.
a male Gypsy.

Rye



Pronunciation: (rī), [key]
n.
a city in SE New York, on Long Island Sound. 15,083.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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