One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘The most important food crops are millet and sorghum; large quantities of rice are imported.’
- ‘About half the people eat rice as their staple, while the remainder subsist on wheat, barley, maize, and millet.’
- ‘Farmers should also be encouraged to grow other crops such as millet, cassava, sorghum and others on equally a large scale.’
- ‘Most of our rural-dwelling kin actually grow their own maize, cassava or millet that they have milled at village mills.’
- ‘They also eat grains such as Chinese sorghum, corn, millet, oats, and buckwheat.’
- ‘The most common foods are beans, corn, peas, millet, sorghum, cassava, sweet potatoes, and bananas.’
- ‘Long-distance trade across the Indian Ocean brought many domesticated plants and animals to Africa, including the chicken and camel and cereals such as finger millet and sorghum.’
- ‘The most important grain is wheat, but millet and rice are also eaten.’
- ‘Or, if moisture is received, planting a later crop such as millet or sunflowers may be an option.’
- ‘We know that the ancient Austronesians grew rice, millet, and sugar cane.’
- ‘Cereals such as oats, barley, millet, buckwheat, rye, sesame, nuts and seeds are preferable.’
- ‘Wheat, barley, rice, rye, oats, millet and corn are the world's top food crops.’
- ‘They grow cereals (sorghum, finger millet, and maize), oil seeds (sesame and niger seed), legumes, and root crops.’
- ‘Crops such as sorghum and millet are good at withstanding fluctuations in moisture, but are now hardly grown.’
- ‘Oats, millet, opium poppies, and flax were also being cultivated by the end of the Neolithic period.’
- ‘Natural sources rich in silica are horsetail, alfalfa, barley, millet, oats and potatoes.’
- ‘Some of the crops which have been swept away by water include maize, sorghum, and finger millet which are grown along the river banks without the use of fertilisers during dry season.’
- ‘In the north, grains such as millet, sorghum, and corn are boiled into a porridge-like dish that forms the basis of the diet.’
- ‘A favorite beverage of the Sherpas is Chang, a beer made from maize, millet, or other grains.’
- ‘Brewing materials such as maize, sorghum and finger millet were in abundance in the area but were now being ferried to a neighbouring country.’
Late Middle English: from French, diminutive of dialect mil, from Latin milium.
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