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ORYZA SATIVA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Oryza sativa mean? 

ORYZA SATIVA (noun)
  The noun ORYZA SATIVA has 1 sense:

1. yields the staple food of 50 percent of world's population

  Familiarity information: ORYZA SATIVA used as a noun is very rare.


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ORYZA SATIVA (noun)


Sense 1Oryza sativa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Yields the staple food of 50 percent of world's population

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

cultivated rice; Oryza sativa

Hypernyms ("Oryza sativa" is a kind of...):

rice (annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper)

Meronyms (parts of "Oryza sativa"):

rice (grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished)


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