or rag·gee, rag·gy
- a cereal grass, Eleusine coracana, cultivated in the Old World for its grain.
Origin of ragi
1785–95; said to be < Deccan Hindi rāgī
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Examples from the Web for raggy
At length he saw, through the front window, Raggy Steggles walking down the road.
The snake dropped Raggy to strike at her, and Raggy rolled on to his feet and ran.
When she ran, there was a little white patch that showed under her tail; that was for Raggy to follow,—he followed it now.
He put on a raggy old jacket, and bulged his lean cheeks out with pads of wool.Curly
Nibbie was shabby-genteel black, sunburnt as to the mustache, grizzled as to the raggy fringe on his haunches.Modern Essays
raggee or raggy
- a cereal grass, Eleusine coracana, cultivated in Africa and Asia for its edible grain
C18: from Hindi
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