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Meaning of MILLET

Pronunciation:  mi'ley, 'milit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica
  2. [n]  French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875)
  3. [n]  any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine

MILLET is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Jean Francois Millet
 See Also: African millet, barn grass, barn millet, barnyard grass, billion-dollar grass, cereal, cereal, cereal grass, coracan, corakan, Echinochloa crusgalli, Echinochloa frumentacea, Eleusine coracana, Eleusine indica, family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, finger millet, food grain, goose grass, grain, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Japanese barnyard millet, Japanese millet, kurakkan, painter, panic grass, Poaceae, ragee, ragi, sanwa millet, sorghum, wire grass, yard grass, yardgrass



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mil"let\, n. [F., dim. of mil, L. milium; akin to Gr. ?,
AS. mil.] (Bot.)
The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an
abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of
Germany and Southern Europe are {Panicum miliaceum}, and
{Setaria Italica}.


{Arabian millet} is {Sorghum Halepense}.

{Egyptian or East Indian},

{millet} is {Penicillaria spicata}.

{Indian millet} is {Sorghum vulgare}. (See under {Indian}.)

{Italian millet} is {Setaria Italica}, a coarse, rank-growing
   annual grass, valuable for fodder when cut young, and
   bearing nutritive seeds; -- called also {Hungarian grass}.

{Texas millet} is {Panicum Texanum}.

{Wild millet}, or

{Millet grass}, is {Milium effusum}, a tail grass growing in

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. dohan; only in Ezek. 4:9), a small grain, the produce of the Panicum miliaceum of botanists. It is universally cultivated in the East as one of the smaller corn-grasses. This seed is the cenchros of the Greeks. It is called in India warree, and by the Arabs dukhan, and is extensively used for food, being often mixed with other grain. In this country it is only used for feeding birds.

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 Related Terms: breakfast food, cereal, cornflakes, dry cereal, farina, frumenty, grits, gruel, hasty pudding, hominy grits, hot cereal, kasha, loblolly, mush, oatmeal, porridge, puffed rice, puffed wheat, rolled oats, wheatflakes