pearl millet

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pearl millet

n.
An annual grass (Pennisetum glaucum) having long dense panicles, first domesticated in Africa for its grains and now grown in Africa and India for food and in North America chiefly as a forage crop.
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pearl millet

n
(Plants) a tall grass, Pennisetum glaucum, cultivated in Africa, E Asia, and the southern US as animal fodder and for its pearly white seeds, which are used as grain
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Noun1.pearl millet - tall grass having cattail like spikespearl millet - tall grass having cattail like spikes; grown in Africa and Asia for its grain and in the United States chiefly for forage; sometimes used in making beer
genus Pennisetum, Pennisetum - a genus of Old World grasses
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
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