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2 letters words from 'rye'

ER 2RE 2
YE 5 

All 3 letters words made out of rye

rye yre rey ery yer eyr

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Definitions and meaning of rye



From Middle English rie, reighe, from Old English ryġe, from Proto-West Germanic *rugi, from Proto-Germanic *rugiz, from Proto-Indo-European *Hrugʰís.

Germanic cognates include Dutch and West Frisian rogge, Low German Rogg, German Roggen, Old Norse rugr (Danish rug, Swedish råg); non-Germanic cognates include Russian рожь (rožʹ) and Latvian rudzi.


  • IPA(key): /ɹaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophone: wry


rye (countable and uncountable, plural ryes)

  1. A grain used extensively in Europe for making bread, beer, and (now generally) for animal fodder. [from 8th c.]
  2. The grass Secale cereale from which the grain is obtained. [from 14th c.]
  3. Rye bread. [from 19th c.]
  4. (US, Canada) Rye whiskey. [from 19th c.]
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 159:
      I bought a pint of rye at the liquor counter and carried it over to the stools and set it down on the cracked marble counter.
    • 1971, Don McLean, "American Pie", American Pie(album) [1].
  5. (US, Canada) A drink of rye.
  6. Caraway (from the mistaken assumption that the whole seeds, often used to season rye bread, are the rye itself)
  7. Ryegrass, any of the species of Lolium.
  8. A disease of hawks.
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Coordinate terms

  • (Cereals) cereal; barley, fonio, maize/corn, millet, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, teff, triticale, wheat

Derived terms

  • ryegrass



  • -ery, -yer, Rey, Yer, e'ry, eyr, yer, yre

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • rie, reye, reyghe, reyhe, ruye


From Old English ryge, from Proto-West Germanic *rugi.


  • IPA(key): /ˈriː(ə)/


rye (plural ryes)

  1. rye (Secale cereale)


  • English: rye
  • Scots: ry
  • Yola: ree


  • “rīe, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Norwegian Nynorsk


rye f (definite singular rya, indefinite plural ryer, definite plural ryene)

  1. rya

Related terms

  • ru


  • “rye” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


  • yre

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RYBAT, (Scots) a dressed stone at the side of a door, window etc..
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)