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 foodb : any of several grasses related to common millet
2 : the seed of a millet
Recent Examples of millet from the Web
Before the 2014 attacks, each harvest from the farm of Mrs. Hajara Tumba -- an early returnee to Madagali -- could yield a total of 90 bags of maize, groundnut, and millet.
Chick-fil-A said Monday that the bun is made with a mix of ancient grains like millet, quinoa, sorghum, amaranth and teff.
Their meals contained a lot of millet and very little animal protein.
The Big 16 is a tasty high-fiber bread with 16 seeds and grains, including oat flakes, sunflower seeds and millet.
German bread is composed mainly of whole grains, such as rye, spelt, millet, and wheat that are less processed.
Even millet, a staple in the region that is made into beer and fufu, a starchy dish made from various types of flour, is now considered a security risk.
One of the ancient grains that has not yet made it into your granola is fonio, a finely textured high-protein member of the millet family.
Bring to a simmer and whisk in reserved millet; season with salt.
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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
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Millet
Jean-François 1814–1875 French painter
MILLET Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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