(Rib"bon), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ribboned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ribboning.] To adorn with, or as
with, ribbons; to mark with stripes resembling ribbons.
(Rib"bon*ism) n. The principles and practices of the Ribbonmen. See Ribbon Society,
(Rib"bon*man) n.; pl. -men. A member of the Ribbon Society. See Ribbon Society, under
(Rib"bon*wood`) n. (Bot.) A malvaceous tree (Hoheria populnea) of New Zealand, the
bark of which is used for cordage.
(||Ri"bes) n.[NL.; cf. Dan. ribs, and Ar. ribas a plant with an acid juice.] (Bot.) A genus of
shrubs including gooseberries and currants of many kinds.
(Rib"ibe) n. [See Rebec.]
1. A sort of stringed instrument; a rebec. [Obs.] Nares.
2. An old woman; in contempt. [Obs.] Chaucer.
3. A bawd; a prostitute. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Rib"i*ble) n. [See Ribibe.] A small threestringed viol; a rebec. Moore (Encyc. of Music).
All can be play on gittern or ribible.Chaucer.
(Rib"less), a. Having no ribs.
(Rib"roast`) v. t. To beat soundly. [Slang]
(Rib"wort`) n. (Bot.) A species of plantain (Plantago lanceolata) with long, narrow, ribbed leaves;
called also rib grass, ripple grass, ribwort plantain.
(-ric) [AS rice kingdom, dominion. See Rich.] A suffix signifying dominion, jurisdiction; as, bishopric,
the district over which a bishop exercises authority.
(Rice) n. [F. riz (cf. Pr. ris, It. riso), L. oryza, Gr. probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. brizi,
akin to Skr. vrihi; or perh. akin to E. rye. Cf. Rye.] (Bot.) A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa)
and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of
the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed.