From: Rick McCallister
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> <gabaroo6958@...> wrote:
> > This is truly fascinating and it squares with
> > in Wiki "Rice" article.
> > Is it possible that the word arrived in E Europe
> > Iranian steppe nomads such as the Sarmatians or
> > Scythians as a generic word for "grain" or a
> > "non-wheat grain" or a grain that was boiled,
> Millet was the oldest grain, both in China and
> and check the archives.
> > I've never seen rye, so I don't know if it looks
> > rice or not or if the plant does. Curiously, wheat
> > dryland rice plants do look a lot alike.