Definition of Finger millet

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

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

Definition of Finger millet

1. Noun. A plant, ''Eleusine coracana'', grown as a cereal in parts of Africa and Asia ¹

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Literary usage of Finger millet

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)
"many experiment stations on small plots, but has not been found valuable enough in comparison with other millets. 362. Ragi, finger millet or ..."

2. Lost Crops of Africa: Grains edited by F. R. Ruskin (1999)
"For all its importance, however, finger millet is grossly neglected both scientifically and ... The world's attitude towards finger millet must be reversed. ..."

3. Gender, Land and Livelihoods in East Africa: Through Farmers' Eyes by Ritu Verma (2001)
"Such an analysis-adds other dimensions (gender and other 57 In the first year, crop rotation involved intercropping finger millet and maize during the long ..."

4. The Geometric Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations and Algebraic Functions by Georges Valiron (1984)
"The Agrarian Question in Kenya migrant laborers returned home around 1930, crop and cattle prices fell, and finger millet was the only crop for which ..."

5. Adoption of Hybrid Maize in Zambia: Effects on Gender Roles, Food by Shubh K. Kumar (1994)
"Maize area was lowest in Mambwe and Chama, the two valley sites, while secondary cereal crops (rice, finger millet, and sorghum) were highest. ..."

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