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mil·let 1

 (mĭl′ĭt)
n.
1. Any of various annual grasses with small grains that are harvested for food, livestock feed, and birdseed, especially proso millet.
2. The grains of any of these plants.

[Middle English milet, from Old French, diminutive of mil, millet, from Latin milium; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

mil·let 2

 (mĭl′ĭt)
n.
A demographic group in the Ottoman Empire, defined in terms of religious affiliation and enjoying a degree of legal autonomy.

[Turkish, from Arabic milla (bound form millatu), religion, religious community, from Syriac milləṯā, word, creed; akin to Phoenician ml, word.]

millet

(ˈmɪlɪt)
n
1. (Plants) a cereal grass, Setaria italica, cultivated for grain and animal fodder
2. (Plants)
a. an East Indian annual grass, Panicum miliaceum, cultivated for grain and forage, having pale round shiny seeds
b. the seed of this plant
3. (Plants) any of various similar or related grasses, such as pearl millet and Indian millet
[C14: via Old French from Latin milium; related to Greek melinē millet]

Millet

(French milɛ)
n
(Biography) Jean François (ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃swa). 1814–75, French painter of the Barbizon school, noted for his studies of peasants at work

mil•let

(ˈmɪl ɪt)

n.
1. any of various cereal grasses, as the foxtail millet (Setaria italica) or the pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum), cultivated as a food-grain crop or as fodder.
2. any of various related or similar grasses cultivated for grain or forage.
3. the grain of any of these grasses.
[1375–1425; < Middle French, =mil (< Latin milium millet) + -et -et]

Mil•let

(mɪˈleɪ)

n.
Jean François (ʒɑ̃) 1814–75, French painter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusinemillet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
barn grass, barn millet, barnyard grass, Echinochloa crusgalli - a coarse annual panic grass; a cosmopolitan weed; occasionally used for hay or grazing
billion-dollar grass, Echinochloa frumentacea, Japanese barnyard millet, Japanese millet, sanwa millet - coarse annual grass cultivated in Japan and southeastern Asia for its edible seeds and for forage; important wildlife food in United States
Eleusine indica, yard grass, yardgrass, wire grass, goose grass - coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere
African millet, coracan, corakan, Eleusine coracana, finger millet, kurakkan, ragee, ragi - East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient
panic grass - any grass of the genus Panicum; grown for grain and fodder
sorghum - economically important Old World tropical cereal grass
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
2.millet - French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875)Millet - French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875)
3.millet - small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italicamillet - small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica
food grain, grain, cereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

millet

noun
Related words
adjective miliary
Translations
دُخْن، ذُرَه بَيْضاء
mill
proso
hirse
milio
proso
köles
hirsi
soros
prosa
mei
proso
hirs
darıakdarı

millet

[ˈmɪlɪt] Nmijo m

millet

[ˈmɪlɪt] nmillet m

millet

nHirse f

millet

[ˈmɪlɪt] nmiglio

millet

(ˈmilit) noun
a type of grain used as food. The farmer grows millet.
References in classic literature ?
Wheat he gave to rich folk, millet to the poor, Broken scraps for holy men that beg from door to door; Battle to the tiger, carrion to the kite, And rags and bones to wicked wolves without the wall at night.
The miserable body which that frightful swarm of saws, wheels, and racks were about to clasp in their clutches, the being who was about to be manipulated by the harsh hands of executioners and pincers, was that gentle, white, fragile creature, a poor grain of millet which human justice was handing over to the terrible mills of torture to grind.
Numerous slaves were engaged in the labors of the field, cultivating sorgho, a kind of millet which forms the chief basis of their diet; and the most stupid expressions of astonishment ensued as the Victoria sped past like a meteor.
Something of the gift of Francois Millet, whose peasants are veritable priests, of those older religious painters who could portray saintly heads so sweetly and their merely human proteges so truly, seems indeed to have descended to M.
Removing the weeds, putting fresh soil about the bean stems, and encouraging this weed which I had sown, making the yellow soil express its summer thought in bean leaves and blossoms rather than in wormwood and piper and millet grass, making the earth say beans instead of grass -- this was my daily work.
And when the dark-winged whirring grasshopper, perched on a green shoot, begins to sing of summer to men -- his food and drink is the dainty dew -- and all day long from dawn pours forth his voice in the deadliest heat, when Sirius scorches the flesh (then the beard grows upon the millet which men sow in summer), when the crude grapes which Dionysus gave to men -- a joy and a sorrow both -- begin to colour, in that season they fought and loud rose the clamour.
Some seeds of the oat, wheat, millet, canary, hemp, clover, and beet germinated after having been from twelve to twenty-one hours in the stomachs of different birds of prey; and two seeds of beet grew after having been thus retained for two days and fourteen hours.
Similarly, in France, when I had got money out of a rich and wicked peasant (which is almost impossible), it gratified me to get his indignant head relieved against a grey line of clipped poplars, and those solemn plains of Gaul over which broods the mighty spirit of Millet.
This is a handful of cardamoms, This is a lump of ghi: This is millet and chillies and rice, A supper for thee and me!
When he had lowered his right forefinger from behind his right ear, the villagers talked to him of their crops--barley, dhurrah, millet, onions, and the like.
Cereals:- 117 high yielding varieties/hybrids of cereals comprising 65of rice, 14 of wheat, 24 of maize, 5 of finger millet, 3 of pearl millet, 1 each of sorghum, barley, foxtail millet, kodo millet, little millet and proso millet were released for cultivation in different agro-ecologies of the country during 2017.
Shri Krishna Byre Gowda served millet items to the Akshaya Patra beneficiaries at this landmark event and stated, "The country has taken strides in achieving food security.