Definition of pearl millet in English:
A tall tropical cereal with long cylindrical ears, cultivated as a food crop in the driest areas of Africa and South Asia.
- Pennisetum glaucum (or typhoides), family Gramineae
- Glabrous mutant varieties have been identified in many cereal crop species, including rice, wheat, barley, oats, pearl millet, sugarcane, and sorghum.
- Though pearl millet, a grain crop native to western Africa, is grown in the United States for forage, there is no established grain market for it.
- Considerable efforts have been made to introduce the trait into crops such as maize and pearl millet by traditional breeding involving interspecific hybridization.
Definition of pearl millet in:
- US English dictionary
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