"rye" in the noun sense
the seed of the cereal grass
2. rye, Secale cereale
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
3. rye, rye whiskey, rye whisky
whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt
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