pearl millet

noun

Definition of pearl millet

: a tall cereal grass (Pennisetum glaucum synonym P. americanum) that has large leaves and dense round spikes and is widely grown for its seeds and for forage

Examples of pearl millet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By day, Sikka worked hard harvesting wheat and pearl millet and feeding animals. Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2022 Collaborating with women farmers in Niger, Trimble designed a compact, solar-powered device that threshes and winnows pearl millet, allowing more daily meals to be produced without such a physical toll. National Geographic, 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pearl millet

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pearl millet was in 1887

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“Pearl millet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pearl%20millet. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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