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    • 1. a swamp grass which is widely cultivated as a source of food, especially in Asia.


    • 1. force (cooked potatoes or other vegetables) through a sieve or ricer: North American "riced boiled potatoes"
  2. 3 days ago · Physical description. rice. Ripening heads of rice (Oryza sativa). The cultivated rice plant is an annual grass and grows to about 1.2 metres (4 feet) in height. The leaves are long and flattened and are borne on hollow stems. The fibrous root system is often broad and spreading.

  3. › wiki › RiceRice - Wikipedia

    Rice plant (Oryza sativa) with branched panicles containing many grains on each stem Rice grains of different varieties at the International Rice Research InstituteRice is a cereal grain and in its domesticated form is the staple food of over half of the world's population, particularly in Asia and Africa.Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice)—or, much less commonly ...

  4. History of rice cultivation. Bas-relief at Karmawibhanga Museum in Central Java of 9th century Borobudur describes rice barn and rice plants being infested by mouse pestilence. Rice farming has a long history in Indonesia. The history of rice cultivation is an interdisciplinary subject that studies archaeological and documentary evidence to ...

  5. Oct 29, 2014 · Oryza rufipogon, the Asian wild grass that is most closely related to O. sativa, is a sinewy, weedy plant.Its red grains are edible, but some modern rice growers consider it a pest. As humans ...

  6. Jul 3, 2019 · Wet rice farming, including the creation of rice paddies, was invented in China about 5000 BCE, with the earliest evidence to date at Tianluoshan, where paddy fields have been identified and dated. Paddy rice is more labor-intensive then dryland rice, and it requires an organized and stable ownership of land parcels.

  7. May 29, 2017 · Chinese archaeologists began excavating Shangshan in the early 2000s. They quickly found evidence of a rice-dependent diet: rice husks buried in pottery shards and stone tools that looked like ...

  8. Oct 3, 2012 · The domestication of cultivated rice ( Oryza sativa L.) ranks as one of the most important developments in history. However, its origins and domestication processes are controversial and have long ...

  9. The Natural History of Rice Rice has fed more people than any other crop has for thousands of years. The ancient Indian name for rice, Dhanya, means "sustenance for the human race." Especially in much of Asia, life without rice has been unthinkable. Rice feeds more than half of the world population, but most rice is consumed within ten miles of where it is produced.

  10. For many archaeologists who focus on East Asia or Southeast Asia, it has long appeared that rice agriculture began in South-central China, somewhere along the Yangzte river, and spread from there southwards and to northeast towards Korea and Japan. However, archaeologists working in India have argued that their evidence suggests an origin of ...

  11. Rice: History. Rice has fed more people over a longer period of time than any other crop. As far back as 2500 B.C. rice has been documented in the history books as a source of food and for tradition as well. Beginning in China and the surrounding areas, its cultivation spread throughout Sri Lanka, and India.

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