from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tropical Old World grass (Pennisetum americanum) having long, dense flowering panicles and whitish grains that are used as food. Also called African millet.

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  • n. Pennisetum glaucum

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Egyptian millet (Penicillaria spicata).

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  • n. tall grass having cattail like spikes; grown in Africa and Asia for its grain and in the United States chiefly for forage; sometimes used in making beer


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