pearl millet


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pearl essence,
  2. pearl gray,
  3. pearl grey,
  4. pearl harbor,
  5. pearl hominy,
  6. pearl molding,
  7. pearl of great price,
  8. pearl onion,
  9. pearl oyster,
  10. pearl perch

Origin of pearl millet

First recorded in 1885–90


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British Dictionary definitions for pearl millet

pearl millet

noun

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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