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Cereal vs. Millet

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Cerealnoun

(countable) A type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains.

Milletnoun

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

Cerealnoun

(uncountable) The grains of such a grass.

Milletnoun

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

Cerealnoun

(uncountable) Breakfast cereal.

‘Would you like some cereal?’; ‘Which cereal would you like for breakfast?’;

Milletnoun

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.

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Cerealadjective

Of or pertaining to the grasses which are cultivated for their edible seeds (as wheat, maize, rice, etc.), or to their seeds or grain.

Milletnoun

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

Cerealnoun

Any grass cultivated for its edible grain, or the grain itself; - usually in the plural.

Milletnoun

French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875)

Cerealnoun

grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet

Milletnoun

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

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Cerealnoun

foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Milletnoun

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.

Cerealnoun

a breakfast food prepared from grain

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.

Cerealadjective

made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it;

‘a cereal beverage’; ‘cereal grasses’;

Cereal

A cereal is any grass cultivated (grown) for the edible components of its grain (botanically, a type of fruit called a caryopsis), composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran. The term may also refer to the resulting grain itself (specifically ).

‘cereal grain’;

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