What do you call it in English?

How about this one?

The Latin name of it is Oryza sativa.

Can we call both "rice"?


No they are different. Rice is what you eat, paddy is where it grows.

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    Peter's answer is correct and concise. In American English, most people mistakenly refer to "rice paddies," which is redundant but understandable. +1 for an excellent answer and a good question. Feb 28 '16 at 15:17
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    @MarkH - Good point. Perhaps that's because many people are so used to agricultural phrases where naming the crop is not redundant, such as wheat field or soybean field.
    – J.R.
    Feb 28 '16 at 21:17

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