shama millet

sha·​ma millet | \ ˈshämə- \

Definition of shama millet

: a tropical Asiatic grass (Echinochloa colona) whose seeds are used as food in India

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History and Etymology for shama millet

Hindi sāmā, śāmā, from Sanskrit śyāmāka millet

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“Shama millet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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