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Definition of Rye


  1. A grain yielded by a hardy cereal grass (Secale cereale), closely allied to wheat; also, the plant itself. Rye constitutes a large portion of the breadstuff used by man.
  2. A disease in a hawk.

Rye Quotations

The forbidden things were a great influence on my life. I was forbidden from reading A Catcher in the Rye.
Amy Tan

The best stories in our culture have some sort of subversiveness - Mark Twain, 'Catcher in the Rye.' You provide kids with great stories and teach them how to use the tools to make their own.
Matt Groening

Catcher in the Rye had a profound impact on me-the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slowly being chipped away as we grow up.
Judd Nelson

Any book that can help you survive the slings and arrows of adolescence is a book to love for life; 'The Catcher in the Rye' did just that, and I still do love it.
Libba Bray

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
Roger Kahn
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Rye Translations

rye in Afrikaans is rog
rye in Danish is rug
rye in Dutch is rogge
rye in French is seigle
rye in German is Roggen
rye in Hungarian is rozs
rye in Italian is segale
rye in Norwegian is rug
rye in Portuguese is centeio
rye in Spanish is centeno
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