Definition of Italian millet
1. Noun. Coarse drought-resistant annual grass grown for grain, hay, and forage in Europe and Asia and chiefly for forage and hay in United States.
Generic synonyms: Foxtail, Foxtail Grass
Group relationships: Genus Setaria, Setaria
Specialized synonyms: Setaria Italica Rubrofructa, Siberian Millet, German Millet, Golden Wonder Millet, Setaria Italica Stramineofructa
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Literary usage of Italian millet
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1. Tropical Agriculture: A Treatise on the Culture, Preparation, Commerce and by Peter Lund Simmonds (1889)
"There are three varieties of Italian millet. This grain is cultivated in many parts of India, and delights in a light, elevated, tolerably dry ..."
2. Vegetable Substances Used for the Food of Man by Edwin Lankester (1832)
"Italian millet—Sitaria italica—bears a considerable resemblance to the variety just described. ... Italian millet ..."
3. Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and (1881)
"Italian millet is 3 or 4 ft. in height; German millet much dwarfer, and its spike comparatively short, compact, and erect; and less valuable as a corn-plant ..."
4. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"The Italian millet is without doubt a native of India, where it is called congue. The stalk is a jointed reed, with a long, broad, ..."
5. Japan in the Beginning of the 20th Century by Japan Nōshōmushō, Haruki Yamawaki (1904)
"Italian millet. Sorghum. Buckwheat. OUTPUT. Millet. Italian millet. Sorghum. Buckwheat. The ordinary millet is grown in larger quantities in Kyushu than in ..."
6. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"Italian millet is three or four feet in height; German millet is much lower, and its spike comparatively short, compact, and erect ; it is less valuable as ..."
7. Useful Plants of Japan Described and Illustrated by Dai Nihon Nōkai (1895)
"Panicum italicum, L., Italian millet, Jap. Awa ; an annual cereal grass ... Panicum italicum, L., var., Black Italian millet, Kuro-awa ; a variety of ..."