finger millet

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finger millet

n.
An annual grass (Eleusine coracana) having a panicle with a whorl of fingerlike spikes, first cultivated in northern Africa and now grown as a cereal crop in India and Africa. Also called ragi.
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Noun1.finger millet - East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient
Eleusine, genus Eleusine - annual and perennial grasses of savannas and upland grasslands
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
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