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n. pl. ra·gis
See finger millet.
[Hindi rāgī, from Sanskrit, perhaps of Dravidian origin.]
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(Plants) a cereal grass, Eleusine coracana, cultivated in Africa and Asia for its edible grain
[C18: from Hindi]
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or rag•gee(ˈræg i, ˈrɑ gi)
a cereal grass, Eleusine coracana, cultivated in the Old World for its grain.
[1785–95; said to be < Deccan Hindi rāgī]
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|Noun||1.||ragi - East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient|
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
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