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 for French rice
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  French \French\ (fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL.
     franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis,
     franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See Frank, a., and
     cf. Frankish.]
     Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
     [1913 Webster]
     French bean (Bot.), the common kidney bean ({Phaseolus
     French berry (Bot.), the berry of a species of buckthorn
        ({Rhamnus catharticus), which affords a saffron, green or
        purple pigment.
     French casement (Arch.) See French window, under
     French chalk (Min.), a variety of granular talc; -- used
        for drawing lines on cloth, etc. See under Chalk.
     French cowslip (Bot.) The Primula Auricula. See
     French fake (Naut.), a mode of coiling a rope by running it
        backward and forward in parallel bends, so that it may run
     French honeysuckle (Bot.) a plant of the genus Hedysarum
        ({H. coronarium); -- called also garland honeysuckle.
     French horn, a metallic wind instrument, consisting of a
        long tube twisted into circular folds and gradually
        expanding from the mouthpiece to the end at which the
        sound issues; -- called in France cor de chasse.
     French leave, an informal, hasty, or secret departure;
        esp., the leaving a place without paying one's debts.
     French pie [French (here used in sense of "foreign") + pie
        a magpie (in allusion to its black and white color)]
        (Zool.), the European great spotted woodpecker ({Dryobstes
        major); -- called also wood pie.
     French polish.
     (a) A preparation for the surface of woodwork, consisting of
         gums dissolved in alcohol, either shellac alone, or
         shellac with other gums added.
     (b) The glossy surface produced by the application of the
     French purple, a dyestuff obtained from lichens and used
        for coloring woolen and silken fabrics, without the aid of
        mordants. --Ure.
     French red rouge.
     French rice, amelcorn.
     French roof (Arch.), a modified form of mansard roof having
        a nearly flat deck for the upper slope.
     French tub, a dyer's mixture of protochloride of tin and
        logwood; -- called also plum tub. --Ure.
     French window. See under Window.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rice \Rice\, n. [F. riz (cf. Pr. ris, It. riso), L. oryza, Gr.
     ???, ???, probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. br[imac]zi,
     akin to Skr. vr[imac]hi; or perh. akin to E. rye. Cf. Rye.]
     A well-known cereal grass ({Oryza sativa) and its seed. This
     plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the
     grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants.
     In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be
     [1913 Webster]
     Ant rice. (Bot.) See under Ant.
     French rice. (Bot.) See Amelcorn.
     Indian 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.
     Mountain rice, any species of an American genus
        ({Oryzopsis) of grasses, somewhat resembling rice.
     Rice bunting. (Zool.) Same as Ricebird.
     Rice hen (Zool.), the Florida gallinule.
     Rice mouse (Zool.), a large dark-colored field mouse
        ({Calomys palistris) of the Southern United States.
     Rice paper, a kind of thin, delicate paper, brought from
        China, -- used for painting upon, and for the manufacture
        of fancy articles. It is made by cutting the pith of a
        large herb ({Fatsia papyrifera, related to the ginseng)
        into one roll or sheet, which is flattened out under
        pressure. Called also pith paper.
     Rice troupial (Zool.), the bobolink.
     Rice water, a drink for invalids made by boiling a small
        quantity of rice in water.
     Rice-water discharge (Med.), a liquid, resembling rice
        water in appearance, which is vomited, and discharged from
        the bowels, in cholera.
     Rice+weevil+(Zool.),+a+small+beetle+({Calandra+oryzae">Rice weevil (Zool.), a small beetle ({Calandra oryzae, or
        Sitophilus oryzae) which destroys rice, wheat, and
        Indian corn by eating out the interior; -- called also
        black weevil.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amelcorn \Am"el*corn`\, n. [Ger. amelkorn: cf. MHG. amel, amer,
     spelt, and L. amylum starch, Gr. ?.]
     A variety of wheat from which starch is produced; -- called
     also French rice.
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