foxtail millet(redirected from Panicum italicum)
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An annual grass (Setaria italica) having a dense bristly panicle, widely cultivated in Asia in the Neolithic Period for its grains, and now grown in Asia for food and in North America chiefly for hay and birdseed.
a grass, Setaria italica, grown for use as hay.
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|Noun||1.||foxtail millet - coarse drought-resistant annual grass grown for grain, hay, and forage in Europe and Asia and chiefly for forage and hay in United States|
foxtail, foxtail grass - grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes
Setaria italica rubrofructa, Siberian millet - millet having orange to reddish grains in long bristly spikes