Definitions for: Millet


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.



Note:

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
woods.

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

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