Definition of Millet

1. Noun. Any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine.




2. Noun. French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875).
Exact synonyms: Jean Francois Millet
Generic synonyms: Painter

3. Noun. Small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica.
Generic synonyms: Cereal, Food Grain, Grain

Definition of Millet

1. n. The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern Europe are Panicum miliaceum, and Setaria Italica.

Definition of Millet

1. Noun. Any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food. ¹

2. Noun. (historical) A semi-autonomous confessional community under the Ottoman Empire, especially a non-Muslim one. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Millet

1. a cereal grass [n -S]

Medical Definition of Millet

1. The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern Europe are Panicum miliaceum, and Setaria Italica. Arabian millet is Sorghum Halepense. Egyptian or East Indian, millet is Penicillaria spicata. Indian millet is Sorghum vulgare. (See Indian) Italian millet is Setaria Italica, a coarse, rank-growing annual grass, valuable for fodder when cut young, and bearing nutritive seeds; called also Hungarian grass. Texas millet is Panicum Texanum. Wild millet, or Millet grass, is Milium effusum, a tail grass growing in woods. Origin: F, dim. Of mil, L. Milium; akin to Gr, AS. Mil. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Millet

miller's thumb
miller's thumbs
miller fisher syndrome
miller moth
milleress
milleresses
millerite
millerites
millers
milles
millesimal
millesimally
millesimals
millesimate
millesimated
millet (current term)
millet seed
milletmeal
millets
millettia
millful
millhand
millhands
millhouse
millhouses
milli-
milli-amp
milli-farad
milli-farads
milli-joule

Literary usage of Millet

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1. A.L.A. Portrait Index: Index to Portraits Contained in Printed Books and by American Library Association (1906)
"millet p. R. Berthold ее. Urne Jean François (Catherine Lemaire) 1827-94. ... millet p. Yves & Bar- ret sc. Mme Jean François (Pauline Ono BURLINGTON mag. ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1904)
"In the second paragraph he alleges that the défendante fraudulently represented that the seed was of the best quality of Western German millet seed, ..."

3. The History of Modern Painting by Richard Muther (1896)
"CHAPTER XXVII JEAN FRANCOIS millet His importance and the task left for those ... WHENCE has millet come? It was the time when art, still blind to the life ..."

4. A Manual of Practical Hygiene by Edmund Alexander Parkes (1887)
"millet is used largely in Africa (west coast) and Algeria, in Italy, Spain, ... millet bread is very good, and some was issued to the troops in the last ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"In the US millet is raised for fodder. The "Japanese millets" belong to ... Cult, as Golden Wonder millet. cc. Panicle dense or slightly lobulate at base. ..."

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