HyperDic: pearl_millet

English > 1 sense of the expression pearl millet:
NOUNplantpearl millet, bulrush millet, cattail millet, Pennisetum glaucum, Pennisetum Americanumtall grass having cattail like spikes
English > pearl millet: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningtall 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.
Synonymsbulrush millet, cattail millet, Pennisetum glaucum, Pennisetum Americanum
Member ofPennisetum, genus PennisetumA genus of Old World grasses
Broadercereal, cereal grassgrass whose starchy grains are used as food

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