millet

noun mil·let \ ˈmi-lət \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of millet

1 : any of various small-seeded annual cereal and forage grasses:
a : a Eurasian grass (Panicum miliaceum) cultivated for its grain which is used for food
b : any of several grasses related to common millet
2 : the seed of a millet

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Origin and Etymology of millet

Middle English milet, from Middle French, from Old French, diminutive of mil, from Latin milium; akin to Greek melinē millet


Millet

biographical name Mil·let \ mē-ˈyā , mi-ˈlā \

Definition of Millet

Jean-François 1814–1875 French painter

MILLET Defined for English Language Learners

millet

noun

Definition of millet for English Language Learners

  • : a type of grass that is grown for its seeds which are used as food; also : the seeds of millet


MILLET Defined for Kids

millet

noun mil·let \ ˈmi-lət \

Definition of millet for Students

: a grass with small whitish seeds that are used as food for people, livestock, and birds


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