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ragi

or rag·gee, rag·gy

[ rag-ee ]

noun

  1. a cereal grass, Eleusine coracana, cultivated in the Old World for its grain.


ragi

/ ˈræɡɪ /

noun

  1. a cereal grass, Eleusine coracana , cultivated in Africa and Asia for its edible grain


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ragi1

1785–95; said to be < Deccan Hindi rāgī
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ragi1

C18: from Hindi
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Example Sentences

One was called Thorarin, the second Ragi, and the third Glum.

The principal food staples are rice, cholam, cambu, ragi and varagu (four kinds of millet).

A third sort of millet, ragi or marua, is cultivated chiefly in Madras and Bengal.

The outline is first drawn with rice or ragi (Eleusine Coracana) flour deftly dropped from between the thumb and index finger.

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