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Barley vs. Millet — What's the Difference?

Barley vs. Millet — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Barley and Millet

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Barley

Barley (Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago.

Millet

Millets () are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food. Millets are important crops in the semiarid tropics of Asia and Africa (especially in India, Mali, Nigeria, and Niger), with 97% of millet production in developing countries.

Barley

A hardy cereal with coarse bristles extending from the ears, cultivated especially for use in brewing and stockfeed.

Millet

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.

Barley

A grass in the genus Hordeum native to temperate regions, having flowers in terminal, often long-awned spikes and widely cultivated for its grain.
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Millet

Any of various annual grasses with small grains that are harvested for food, livestock feed, and birdseed, especially proso millet.

Barley

The grain of H. vulgare or its varieties, used in malt production and as food for livestock and humans.

Millet

The grains of any of these plants.

Barley

A cereal of the species Hordeum vulgare, or its grains, often used as food or to make beer and other malted drinks.

Millet

A demographic group in the Ottoman Empire, defined in terms of religious affiliation and enjoying a degree of legal autonomy.

Barley

(Singapore) seed of Job's tears Coix lacryma-jobi

Millet

Any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food, widely cultivated in the developing world.

Barley

A valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky.

Millet

(specifically) common millet, in particular Panicum miliaceum.

Barley

A grain of barley

Millet

(historical) A semi-autonomous confessional community under the Ottoman Empire, especially a non-Muslim one.

Barley

Cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain

Millet

The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern Europe are Panicum miliaceum, and Setaria Italica.

Millet

Any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine

Millet

French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875)

Millet

Small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica

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