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millet

Syllabification: mil·let
Pronunciation: /ˈmilit
 
/

Definition of millet in English:

noun

A fast-growing cereal plant that is widely grown in warm countries and regions with poor soils. The numerous small seeds are used to make flour or alcoholic drinks.
  • Several species in the family Gramineae, in particular common millet (Panicum miliaceum), of temperate regions, the tropical finger millet (Eleusine caracana), 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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