Indian millet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Indian millet valuable forage grass of dry upland areas and plains of western North America to northern Mexico
    • n Indian millet sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indian millet (Bot) a tall annual grass (Sorghum vulgare), having many varieties, among which are broom corn, Guinea corn, durra, and the Chinese sugar cane. It is called also Guinea corn. See Durra.
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Usage

In literature:

Loudon says there are three distinct species of millet; the Polish, the common or German, and the Indian.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
They cultivate a great deal of Indian corn here, which they call millet; it is planted, but not yet up.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Beyond were fields of Indian corn waving in the breeze, and on the higher ground millet and barley were seen growing.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
Indian millet is another cultivated variety.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
The principal of these are wheat, oats, Indian corn, rice, rye, barley, buckwheat, millet, chestnuts, peas, beans, and lentils.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
Manchuria produces pulse, maize, (Indian corn), millet, barley and buckwheat; pulse, drugs and cattle, form the leading articles of trade.
"The Progress of Ethnology" by John Russell Bartlett
Those most widely used are wheat, maize, or Indian corn, oats, rice, barley, rye, and millet.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
The rising grounds which skirt the rice-land are tilled by the hoe, and produce Indian corn, millet and edible roots.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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