millet

Part of speech: noun

A grass cultivated for forage and as a cereal.

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Usage examples "millet":

  1. The Choombi district is elevated, for the only cultivation is a summer or alpine one, neither rice, maize, nor millet being grown there: it is also dry, for the great height of the Bhotan mountains and the form of the Machou valley cut off the rains, and there is no dense forest. - "Himalayan Journals V2.", J. D. Hooker.
  2. Then we passed the poor clay- built village of Deaneh, where the people were winnowing a large harvest of millet, and the Government tax- farmers with their soldiers, lent by the authorities, measuring the heaps. - "Byeways in Palestine", James Finn.
  3. On my way back I found that there had been a great rain, so that the sea had risen so high that my millet was carried away! - "Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians", Woislav M. Petrovitch.