Definition of long grain in English:

long grain

Pronunciation /ˈlɒŋ ˌɡreɪn/

See synonyms for long grain


  • The texture or structural composition of a material containing elongated constituent elements or having a longitudinal arrangement; especially the longitudinal grain of wood.


  • Of rice: having long grains.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Elyot (c1490–1546), humanist and diplomat. From long + grain.