Indian millet

Indian millet
noun
1. sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa
Syn: ↑durra, ↑doura, ↑dourah, ↑Egyptian corn, ↑Guinea corn
Hypernyms: ↑grain sorghum
2. valuable forage grass of dry upland areas and plains of western North America to northern Mexico
Hypernyms: ↑ricegrass, ↑rice grass

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized I
Etymology: indian (II) 1
1. : durra
3. [indian (II) 2] : silkgrass 2

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1. durra.
2. See pearl millet.
[1785-95, Amer.]

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Indian millet noun
Durra
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Main Entry:Indian

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Indian millet,
1. = durra. (Cf.durra)
2. = pearl millet. (Cf.pearl millet)

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  • Indian millet — millet mil let (m[i^]l l[e^]t), n. [F., dim. of mil, L. milium; akin to Gr. meli nh, AS. mil.] (Bot.) The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian millet — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian millet — is a name widely used in different parts of the world to describe a number of different plants. A possibly incomplete list is:* Sorghum bicolor (synonym: Sorghum vulgare ) * Stipa hymenoides * Panicum miliaceum * Penicillaria spicata *… …   Wikipedia

  • Indian millet — Durra Dur ra, n. [Ar. dhorra.] (Bot.) A kind of millet, cultivated throughout Asia, and introduced into the south of Europe; a variety of {Sorghum vulgare}; called also {Indian millet}, and {Guinea corn}. [Written also {dhoorra}, {dhurra},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian millet — 1. durra. 2. See pearl millet. [1785 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • East Indian millet — millet mil let (m[i^]l l[e^]t), n. [F., dim. of mil, L. milium; akin to Gr. meli nh, AS. mil.] (Bot.) The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indian-millet — n. Doura, Guinea corn, negro corn (Sorghum vulgare) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Indian millet — /ɪndiən ˈmɪlət/ (say indeeuhn miluht) noun → durra …  

  • millet — mil let (m[i^]l l[e^]t), n. [F., dim. of mil, L. milium; akin to Gr. meli nh, AS. mil.] (Bot.) The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern Europe are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Millet grass — millet mil let (m[i^]l l[e^]t), n. [F., dim. of mil, L. milium; akin to Gr. meli nh, AS. mil.] (Bot.) The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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