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

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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, "Thousands Submitted Ideas to Our ‘Chasing Genius’ Challenge. These 4 Won," 18 Sep. 2017

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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