Pearl-millet

pearl millet

noun
a tall grass, Pennisetum americanum (or P. glaucum ), cultivated in Africa, the Orient, and the southern U.S. for its edible seeds and as a forage plant.


Origin:
1885–90

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pearl millet
 
n
a tall grass, Pennisetum glaucum, cultivated in Africa, E Asia, and the southern US as animal fodder and for its pearly white seeds, which are used as grain

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