Arabian millet is Sorghum Halepense. Egyptian or East Indian, millet is Penicillaria spicata. Indian millet is Sorghum vulgare. (See Indian) Italian millet is Setaria Italica, a coarse, rank-growing annual grass, valuable for fodder when cut young, and bearing nutritive seeds; called also Hungarian grass. Texas millet is Panicum Texanum. Wild millet, or Millet grass, is Milium effusum, a tail grass growing in woods.
Origin: F, dim. Of mil, L. Milium; akin to Gr, AS. Mil.
(01 Mar 1998)
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