A rice plant, as grown before harvesting and processing. Depicted as a sheaf of Asian rice with green leaves and yellow seed heads drooping over to the right or left. Sometimes assumed to be wheat.
May be used to represent a variety of cereal grains (e.g., wheat, corn, oats, sorghum) as well as crops, fields and harvests, and farming more generally.
This emoji is occassionally used in the place of the word 'white' as in, a white skin tone. This form of Voldemorting is potentially due to the similarity of the words 'white' and 'wheat', and used in online discussions where it is undesirable to have the actual word written out.
📅 Sheaf of Rice was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
under the name “Ear of Rice”
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.