proso millet

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pro·so millet

 (prō′sō)
n.
An annual grass (Panicum miliaceum) having a large drooping panicle and adapted to dry soils, widely cultivated in prehistoric Eurasia for its grain and now grown in North America chiefly for birdseed and livestock feed. Also called broomcorn millet, common millet.

[Russian or Polish proso, millet.]
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In the elbow thus formed the country is of varied character, sometimes luxuriantly fertile, and sometimes extremely bare; fields of maize succeeded by wide spaces covered with broom-corn and uncultivated plains.