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"The millets are a group of small-seeded species of cereal crops or grains, widely grown around the world for food and fodder. They do not form a taxonomic group, but rather a functional or agronomic one. Their essential similarities are that they are small-seeded grasses grown in difficult production environments." -- Wikipedia

Pearl millet in the field.

Pearl millet in the field


Ripe head of proso millet.

Ripe head of proso millet

Ripe head of proso millet.

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NOUN:   1a. An annual grass (Panicum milaiceum) cultivated in Eurasia for its grains and in North America for hay. b. The white grains of this plant. 2. Any of several similar or related grasses.
ETYMOLOGY:   Middle English milet, from Old French, diminutive of mil, millet, from Latin milium. See melLinguistic symbol.- in Appendix I.
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DEFINITION:   Also mel-. To crush, grind; with derivatives referring to various ground or crumbling substances (such as flour) and to instruments for grinding or crushing (such as millstones). Oldest form *melLinguistic symbol.2-.1. O-grade form *mol-. maelstrom, from Middle Dutch malen, to whirl, from Germanic *mal-. 2. Full-grade form *mel-. meal1, from Old English melu, flour, meal, from Germanic suffixed form *mel-wa-. 3. Zero-grade form *mLinguistic symbol.-. mold3, molder, from Old English molde, soil, from Germanic suffixed form *mul-dLinguistic symbol.. 4. Full-grade form *mel-. a. meunière, mill1, mola2, molar2, mole4, moulin; emolument, immolate, ormolu, from Latin molere, to grind (grain), and its derivative mola, a millstone, mill, coarse meal customarily sprinkled on sacrificial animals; b. possible suffixed form *mel-iyo-. mealie, miliary, milium, millet; gromwell, from Latin milium, millet. 5. Suffixed variant form *mal-ni-. malleable, malleolus, mallet, malleus, maul; pall-mall, from Latin malleus, hammer, mallet. 6. Zero-grade form *mLinguistic symbol.-. amylum, mylonite, from Greek mulLinguistic symbol., mulos, millstone, mill. 7. Possibly extended form *mlLinguistic symbol.-. blini, blintz, from Old Russian blinLinguistic symbol., pancake. (Pokorny 1. mel- 716.)
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The millets include species in several genera, mostly in the subfamily Panicoideae, of the grass family Poaceae. The most widely-cultivated species in order of worldwide production [1] are:

  1. Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum)

  2. Foxtail millet (Setaria italica)

  3. Proso millet also known as common millet, broom corn millet, hog millet or white millet (Panicum miliaceum)

  4. Finger millet (Eleusine coracana)





Ripe head of proso millet.



"Unknown Master"
Tacuinum of Paris
XIV century


Nettle and millet fritters.

Les pileuses de couscous (mil). "L'horrible danse du pilon"
(illustration de Côte occidentale d'Afrique du Colonel Frey,
planche en double page après la p. 115)



Nettle and millet fritters.

Nettle and millet fritters


Millet output in 2005.

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Millet output in 2005