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Definition of millet
- a cereal grown in warm countries and regions with poor soils, bearing a large crop of small seeds which are chiefly used to make flour.
- Several species in the family Gramineae, in particular common millet (Panicum miliaceum), of temperate regions, the tropical finger millet (Eleusine coracana), which is a staple in parts of Africa and India, and pearl millet
late Middle English: from French, diminutive of dialect mil, from Latin milium