Meaning of RYE in English


n. 1 a a cereal plant, Secale cereale, with spikes bearing florets which yield wheatlike grains. b the grain of this used for bread and fodder. 2 (in full rye whisky) whisky distilled from fermented rye.

[ OE ryge f. Gmc ]

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