Millet vs. Milo

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  • Millet

    Millets (/ˈmɪlɪts/) 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. The crop is favored due to its productivity and short growing season under dry, high-temperature conditions.

    Millets are indigenous to many parts of the world. The most widely grown millet is pearl millet, which is an important crop in India and parts of Africa. Finger millet, proso millet, and foxtail millet are also important crop species.

    Millets may have been consumed by humans for about 7,000 years and potentially had “a pivotal role in the rise of multi-crop agriculture and settled farming societies”.

  • Millet (noun)

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

  • Millet (noun)

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

  • Milo (noun)


  • Millet (noun)

    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.

  • Milo (noun)

    sorghum of a drought-resistant variety which is an important cereal in the central US.

Oxford Dictionary

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