foxtail millet

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foxtail millet

n.
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.

fox′tail mil′let


n.
a grass, Setaria italica, grown for use as hay.
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Noun1.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 Statesfoxtail 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
genus Setaria, Setaria - annual or perennial grasses of warm regions: bristlegrasses
Setaria italica rubrofructa, Siberian millet - millet having orange to reddish grains in long bristly spikes
German millet, golden wonder millet, Setaria italica stramineofructa - millet having yellow grains in large drooping spikes
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