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millet (n.)

type of cereal grain known from antiquity and cultivated in warm regions, early 15c. (late 14c. as mile), from Old French millet, millot, diminutive of mil "millet," from Latin milium "millet," from PIE root *mele- "to crush, grind." Cognate with Greek meline, Lithuanian malnos (plural) "millet."

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Definitions of millet
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millet (n.)
any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine;
millet (n.)
small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica;
2
Millet (n.)
French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875);
Synonyms: Jean Francois Millet
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