millet

noun
mil·​let | \ ˈmi-lət How to pronounce millet (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Millet (audio) , mi-ˈlā \

Definition of Millet (Entry 2 of 2)

Jean-François 1814–1875 French painter

Examples of millet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Buckwheat, millet, amaranth, farro, barley, quinoa and bulgar are great options to incorporate into your baby's diet and eating routine. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "The Truth About Heavy Metals in Baby Food, According to Experts," 16 Feb. 2021 Chefs then contemporise the millet with urban eating habits, increasing its popularity in metropolitan cities. Raghav Simha, Quartz India, "Why India’s chefs and restaurants must pay attention to the farmer protests," 17 Feb. 2021 This type of feeder can be filled with thistle seed — a favorite of finches — or mixed-seed finch food, which supplements the thistle seed with sunflower chips and millet, and attracts a greater variety of small birds. Paul Stenquist, Star Tribune, "Want the birds to come entertain you? Set a good table," 8 Dec. 2020 This type of feeder can be filled with thistle seed — a favorite of finches — or mixed-seed finch food, which supplements the thistle seed with sunflower chips and millet, and attracts a greater variety of small birds. Paul Stenquist, Star Tribune, "Want the birds to come entertain you? Set a good table," 8 Dec. 2020 This type of feeder can be filled with thistle seed — a favorite of finches — or mixed-seed finch food, which supplements the thistle seed with sunflower chips and millet, and attracts a greater variety of small birds. Paul Stenquist, Star Tribune, "Want the birds to come entertain you? Set a good table," 8 Dec. 2020 The first two ingredients are buffalo and pork to pack in protein, and the formula also contains ancient grains like sorghum and millet. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "Pet product bestsellers: Most purchased pet food and supplies we covered," 28 Dec. 2020 This type of feeder can be filled with thistle seed — a favorite of finches — or mixed-seed finch food, which supplements the thistle seed with sunflower chips and millet, and attracts a greater variety of small birds. Paul Stenquist, Star Tribune, "Want the birds to come entertain you? Set a good table," 8 Dec. 2020 This type of feeder can be filled with thistle seed — a favorite of finches — or mixed-seed finch food, which supplements the thistle seed with sunflower chips and millet, and attracts a greater variety of small birds. Paul Stenquist, Star Tribune, "Want the birds to come entertain you? Set a good table," 8 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of millet was in the 15th century

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“Millet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/millet. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce millet (audio) \

Kids Definition of millet

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

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