millet

noun
mil·​let | \ ˈmi-lət \

Definition of millet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Millet

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

Definition of Millet (Entry 2 of 2)

Jean-François 1814–1875 French painter

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Mitchell compared Morton's analysis to a similar skull survey undertaken a few years earlier by German anatomist Friedrich Tiedemann using millet seed to fill the skulls. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "There’s new evidence confirming bias of the “father of scientific racism”," 4 Oct. 2018 Ghostfish Brewing Company Shrouded Summit Belgian White, 4.8% ABV Spicy millet and smooth buckwheat combine to produce this fluffy, tart brew with a hint of tickling lime zest. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Why Settle for the Beer Equivalent of Wonder Bread?," 7 Sep. 2018 Heirloom and ancient grains such as wheat berries and millets will be the focus, though Lucinda is not an exclusive rice-bowl concept. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Star chef Edouardo Jordan will open another restaurant in Seattle," 22 Oct. 2018 Cook millet in a dry medium skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Bon Appetit, "Meatballs with Tahini Sauce," 23 Apr. 2018 For this meatballs recipe, be sure to roll the meatballs firmly into the millet so that the tiny grains don’t fall off during frying. Bon Appetit, "Meatballs with Tahini Sauce," 23 Apr. 2018 After that, over 270 million metric tons of barley, sorghum, millet, oats and rye help make up the rest. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Snap, crackle, pop: Ready-to-eat cereal changed America by the bowlful," 20 Feb. 2018 Endiro refers to a basket typically used to eat millet, a cereal plant that is a staple of the Ugandan diet. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Aurora Beacon-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Endiro Coffee in Aurora," 6 July 2018 The millet grains puffed up and became crunchy in the hot oil, providing a crisp contrast to the soft meat; tahini and tamarind dipping sauces added a juicy touch. Anissa Helou, Bon Appetit, "The Camel Trek: In Search of an Unexpected Delicacy," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of millet

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for millet

Noun

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

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millet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of millet

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

millet

noun
mil·​let | \ ˈmi-lət \

Kids Definition of millet

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

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