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n. pl. ra·gis

[Hindi rāgī, from Sanskrit, perhaps of Dravidian origin.]
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(ˈræɡɪ) ,




(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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Noun1.ragi - 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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- Add barley, ragi, bajra, oats, wheat bran, black gram in whole wheat flour to prepare chapattis
The MSP for ragi has been hiked by 50 per cent to Rs2,897 per quintal based on the input cost of Rs1,931 per quintal.
Gowling WLG's chief executive David Fennell said: "We are delighted to welcome John, Zoe, Joe, Ragi and Matt into the partnership.
Playing with mud is very therapeutic for children of determination, said Ragi. "There are centres in theUAE that charge Dh150 per child for mud therapy sessions.
In spite of a great deal of research on the pathogen and on the disease, blast still remains a serious constraint to Ragi production in areas with conducive environments where susceptible cultivars are grown.
She mentioned the name of all the nine vegetables and invited all of us to thank each of those vegetable plants for providing us their body parts as food for us, "Let us thank God the Universal All-pervading Energy which evolved itself into all these wonderful vegetable plants for our nourishment; similarly all those wheat, rice, ragi plants which sacrificed themselves through generations of evolution to produce those food grains.
PepsiCo's Quaker Oats is now available in a new multigrain variant, Quaker Oats Plus, that contains ragi and barley, besides oats.
Hanan Hassanein Ragi argues the institution is not failing in its mission.
1/2 Cet acte criminel hautement rprhensible endeuille toute la famille sportive algrienne qui s'incline la mmoire du disparu, promis une belle carriare qu'il a voulu mettre au service d'un club algrien [c], a ragi Tahmi dans un communiqu.
Gangaram Ragi offers treatment and support for patients dealing with skin cancer
: Ragi mudde/ragi balls and soppina saaru or sambar of greens is the favourite staple food for this former prime minister Deve Gowda.
Kurakkan is called Ragi in India and with its flour is made into flatbreads, including thin, leavened dosa and thicker, unleavened roti.