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Definition 1: whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for rye in the sense of this definition

(rye is a kind of ...) a liquor made from fermented mash of grain

Definition 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 - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for rye in the sense of this definition

(rye is a kind of ...) grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet

(rye is a part of ...) the seed of the cereal grass

(... is a member of rye) cereal grass widely cultivated for its grain: rye

Definition 3: the seed of the cereal grass - [noun denoting plant]

(rye is a kind of ...) dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

(... is part of rye) 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

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