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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Rye. The word, so rendered in Exodus 9:32; Isaiah 28:25, A. V., is translated "fitches" in Ezekiel 4:9, "spelt" in the margin. There is little doubt that the plant intended by the Hebrew word is not rye, but spelt, as it is translated in the R. V.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Rye'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/r/rye.html. 1893.