ra·​gi | \ ˈra-gē How to pronounce ragi (audio) , ˈrä- How to pronounce ragi (audio) \

Definition of ragi

: an Old World cereal grass (Eleusine coracana) yielding a staple food crop especially in India and Africa also : the seeds of ragi used for food

Examples of ragi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Others took the more traditional route, increasing the quantity of ragi, ghee, and turmeric in their meals. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Bingeing on Netflix, Amazon Prime isn’t doing any good to Indians’ health," 5 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of ragi

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ragi

perhaps from Deccan Hindi rāgī

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“Ragi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragi. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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