millet

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noun mil·let \ˈmi-lət\

Definition of millet

  1. 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 foodb :  any of several grasses related to common millet

  2. 2 :  the seed of a millet

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


First Known Use: 15th century


Millet

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

Definition of Millet

  1. Jean-François 1814–1875 French painter


MILLET Defined for English Language Learners

millet

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noun mil·let \ˈmi-lət\

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

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noun mil·let \ˈmi-lət\

Definition of millet for Students

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



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