foxtail millet

noun

: a coarse drought-resistant but frost-sensitive annual grass (Setaria italica) grown for grain, hay, and forage

Examples of foxtail millet in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foxtail millet was circa 1899

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“Foxtail millet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foxtail%20millet. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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