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Millet

[mi-ley; for 2 also French mee-le] /mɪˈleɪ; for 2 also French miˈlɛ/
noun
1.
Francis Davis, 1846–1912, U.S. painter, illustrator, and journalist.
2.
Jean François
[zhahn frahn-swa] /ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA),
1814–75, French painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for jeannie millet

millet

/ˈmɪlɪt/
noun
1.
a cereal grass, Setaria italica, cultivated for grain and animal fodder
2.
  1. an East Indian annual grass, Panicum miliaceum, cultivated for grain and forage, having pale round shiny seeds
  2. the seed of this plant
3.
any of various similar or related grasses, such as pearl millet and Indian millet
related
adjective miliary
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin milium; related to Greek melinē millet

Millet

/French milɛ/
noun
1.
Jean François (ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃swa). 1814–75, French painter of the Barbizon school, noted for his studies of peasants at work
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Word Origin and History for jeannie millet

millet

n.

cereal grain, c.1400, from Middle French millet, diminutive of mil "millet," from Latin milium "millet" (see mallet). Cognate with Greek meline, Lithuanian malnus (plural) "millet."

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jeannie millet in the Bible

(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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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