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millet

Line breaks: mil¦let
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪlɪt
 
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Definition of millet in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A cereal grown in warm countries and regions with poor soils, bearing a large crop of small seeds which are chiefly used to make flour.
  • Several species in the family Gramineae, in particular common millet (Panicum miliaceum), of temperate regions, the tropical finger millet (Eleusine coracana), which is a staple in parts of Africa and India, and pearl millet
Example sentences
  • They grow cereals (sorghum, finger millet, and maize), oil seeds (sesame and niger seed), legumes, and root crops.
  • Cereals such as oats, barley, millet, buckwheat, rye, sesame, nuts and seeds are preferable.
  • Wheat, barley, rice, rye, oats, millet and corn are the world's top food crops.

Origin

late Middle English: from French, diminutive of dialect mil, from Latin milium.

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