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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The fillings are as generous as their Stateside forebears and the rye bread has a nice, chewy texture.
▪ Even the rye bread is special.
▪ Hot water to drink and rye bread to chew.
▪ There was a time when rye was more abundant than wheat and rye bread was the bread of the masses.
▪ I would wear rags and live upon rye bread and water rather than be a harlot to the greatest man in the world.
▪ So I will give you two ways to make rye bread.
▪ This is chutzpah on rye bread with a side order of pickles and sour cream.
▪ They will cook the fish, eat the sweet warm flesh with chunks of dark rye bread.
▪ a bottle of rye
▪ a pastrami sandwich on rye
▪ He forced his way through the rye till he was past the chestnuts, then turned to his right.
▪ He lay with his cheek in the green rye grass.
▪ He pulled the horse round to face eastwards, then spurred it into the tall field of rye.
▪ He went back past the chestnuts, keeping in the shadows of the tall rye on the western side of the road.
▪ So I will give you two ways to make rye bread.
▪ The fillings are as generous as their Stateside forebears and the rye bread has a nice, chewy texture.
▪ The fungal disease affects wheat, durum wheat and triticale, a hybrid of wheat and rye.
▪ There was a time when rye was more abundant than wheat and rye bread was the bread of the masses.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rye \Rye\ (r[imac]), n. [OE. rie, reie, AS. ryge; akin to Icel. rugr, Sw. r[*a]g, Dan. rug, D. rogge, OHG. rocco, roggo, G. rocken, roggen, Lith. rugei, Russ. roje, and perh. to Gr. 'o`ryza rice. Cf. Rice.]

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English ryge, from Proto-Germanic *ruig (cognates: Old Saxon roggo, Old Norse rugr, Old Frisian rogga, Middle Dutch rogghe, Old High German rocko, German Roggen), related to or from Balto-Slavic words (such as Old Church Slavonic ruži, Russian rozh' "rye;" Lithuanian rugys "grain of rye," plural rugiai), from a European PIE root *wrughyo- "rye." Meaning "whiskey" (made from rye) first attested 1835. Rye bread attested from mid-15c.


n. 1 A grain used extensively in Europe for making bread, beer, and (now generally) for animal fodder. (from 8th c.) 2 The grass ''Secale cereale'' from which the grain is obtained. (from 14th c.) 3 rye bread. (from 19th c.) 4 (context US Canada English) rye whiskey. (from 19th c.) 5 caraway (non-gloss definition: (from the mistaken assumption that the whole seeds, often used to season rye bread, are the rye itself)) 6 ryegrass, any of the species of ''Lolium''. 7 A disease of hawks.

  1. n. 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]

Rye, NY -- U.S. city in New York
Population (2000): 14955
Housing Units (2000): 5559
Land area (2000): 5.777305 sq. miles (14.963150 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 14.242459 sq. miles (36.887797 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 20.019764 sq. miles (51.850947 sq. km)
FIPS code: 64309
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 40.970451 N, 73.688435 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 10580
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Rye, NY
Rye, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
Population (2000): 202
Housing Units (2000): 119
Land area (2000): 0.100175 sq. miles (0.259451 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.100175 sq. miles (0.259451 sq. km)
FIPS code: 66895
Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
Location: 37.921876 N, 104.929999 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 81069
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Rye, CO
Rye (disambiguation)

Rye is a cereal crop.

Rye may also refer to:


Rye (Secale cereale) is a grass grown extensively as a grain, a cover crop and a forage crop. It is a member of the wheat tribe ( Triticeae) and is closely related to barley (genus Hordeum) and wheat (Triticum). Rye grain is used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, crisp bread, some whiskeys, some vodkas, and animal fodder. It can also be eaten whole, either as boiled rye berries or by being rolled, similar to rolled oats.

Rye is a cereal grain and should not be confused with ryegrass, which is used for lawns, pasture, and hay for livestock.

Rye (Metro-North station)

Rye is a Metro-North commuter rail station that serves Rye, New York via the New Haven Line.

Between 1928 and 1937, Rye's New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad station also served as the penultimate stop on the Port Chester Branch of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, on a separate platform from the rest of the station. The NYW&B station closed on October 31, 1937, and the New Haven removed the rails in 1940. The New England Thruway was built on the site of the NYW&B station during the 1950s.

For many years, Rye was the eastern Westchester County station for Amtrak, with trains such as the Connecticut Yankee and Mail Express, until it was replaced by New Rochelle in October 1987.

Rye is 24.1 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is 50 minutes.

As of August 2006, weekday commuter ridership was 2,470, and there are 696 parking spots.

Rye (UK Parliament constituency)

Rye was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Rye in East Sussex. It returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until its representation was halved under the Reform Act 1832.

From the 1832 general election, Rye returned one Member of Parliament until its abolition for the 1950 general election, when the town of Rye itself was transferred to the redrawn Hastings constituency where it remained until 1955 when it returned to the re-created Rye seat.

The constituency was re-created for the 1955 general election, and abolished again for the 1983 general election.

Usage examples of "rye".

Bells rang, the stewards rushed forward, and- like rye shaken together in a shovel- the guests who had been scattered about in different rooms came together and crowded in the large drawing room by the door of the ballroom.

Charlie Weller, who was allowed to bivouac with the veterans because they liked him, plucked a head of soaking wet rye and shook his head sadly.

She thought about all the different types of bread that might be in those sandwiches -- quinoa, winter wheat, sprouted rye -- and the fillings -- potted cuy, chlorella paste, maybe even real chicken, or freeze-dried ham imported from Earth.

The weed is presently packed in cases, and protected from the air, so that being thus preserved, it may either be eaten as it is, or boiled in milk, and mixed with flour of rye.

She dragged the poles to the field and left them while she gathered seed heads of einkorn wheat and rye for the rest of the afternoon, then dragged them back to the cave.

They had been collecting grains of broomcorn millet and wild rye from a mixed stand that also included the nodding seed heads of unripe two-row barley, and both einkorn and emmer wheat.

As the enraptured Ichabod fancied all this, and as he rolled his great green eyes over the fat meadow-lands, the rich fields of wheat, of rye, of buckwheat, and Indian corn, and the orchards burdened with ruddy fruit, which surrounded the warm tenement of Van Tassel, his heart yearned after the damsel who was to inherit these domains, and his imagination expanded with the idea how they might be readily turned into cash and the money invested in immense tracts of wild land and shingle palaces in the wilderness.

Dogtails and Hard Fescue, Fiorin and Clover, not to mention Smooth-stalked Meadow Grass and Perennial Rye Grass grew where it had no business to grow at all thrusting through the cobblestones of the streets, choking the harbors and running riot across the dunes of Ostend and Scheveningen.

After filling his plate and taking a healthy chunk of the rye - and - grain bread and a mug of the weak ale, Cerryl joined Heralt at one of the side tables.

The lens slid past the foreshortened Lancers, back through the dust which their hooves were kicking up from the rye fields, and back up the white highway to where, outlined against the sun brightened crops and illuminated by the wash of errant light, was a single horseman.

Formed from rye and wheat, maslin loaves were the staple of lords and servants alike.

Or, if thought better, it might be sown to rye and seeded down with it.

On land producing a winter crop, as rye or wheat, they can be sown in a majority of instances as soon as the snow has melted.

And he reckons that I killed Dee because I was jealous that he was getting it off with Rye, and that the pair of us covered it up by fitting Dee up with responsibility for the Wordman killings.

Oriental enamel vases, brass bowls and stale rye bread wrapped in newspaper littered the top shelf.