rice bowl

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English[edit]

Bowl containing rice

Etymology[edit]

rice + bowl

Noun[edit]

rice bowl (plural rice bowls)

  1. A small bowl from which rice is eaten.
  2. A region that produces abundant rice.
  3. A person's livelihood or source of income.
  4. A jealously defended institutional resource such as a programme, project, or budget.

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