|1.||a cereal grass, Setaria italica, cultivated for grain and animal fodder|
|2.||a. an East Indian annual grass, Panicum miliaceum, cultivated for grain and forage, having pale round shiny seeds|
|b. the seed of this plant|
|3.||any of various similar or related grasses, such as pearl millet and Indian millet|
|[C14: via Old French from Latin milium; related to Greek melinē millet]|
(Heb. dohan; only in Ezek. 4:9), a small grain, the produce of the Panicum miliaceum of botanists. It is universally cultivated in the East as one of the smaller corn-grasses. This seed is the cenchros of the Greeks. It is called in India warree, and by the Arabs dukhan, and is extensively used for food, being often mixed with other grain. In this country it is only used for feeding birds.