Definition of Coracan

1. Noun. East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient.

Exact synonyms: African Millet, Corakan, Eleusine Coracana, Finger Millet, Kurakkan, Ragee, Ragi
Group relationships: Eleusine, Genus Eleusine
Generic synonyms: Millet

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coracan

cor adiposum
cor anglais
cor biloculare
cor blimey
cor bovinum
cor mobile
cor pendulum
cor pulmonale
cor pulmonare
cor triloculare
cor triloculare biatriatum
cor triloculare biventriculare
coracan (current term)
coraciiform bird
coracoacromial arch
coracoacromial ligament
coracobrachial bursa
coracobrachial muscle
coracoclavicular ligament

Literary usage of Coracan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"Ragi, finger millet or coracan (Eleusine coracana) is much cultivated in India and to some extent in Africa as a cereal. It produces large crops of rather ..."

2. An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History & Literature by Edward Arber (1897)
"He swore that he would make the King eat coracan ... that is, a kind of hasty pudding made of water and the coracan flour, which is reckoned the worst fare ..."

3. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1885)
"coracan—Eleusine coracana, Gaertner This annual grass, which resembles the millets, is cultivated especially in India and the Malay Archipelago. ..."

4. Ceylon: An Account of the Island Physical, Historical and Topographical by Sir James Emerson Tennent (1859)
"... run up in the centre, and all the surrounding area divided into patches of Indian corn, coracan, gram, and dry paddi: with plots of ..."

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