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Noun: pearl millet  purl mi-lit
  1. Tall 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
    - bulrush millet, cattail millet, Pennisetum glaucum, Pennisetum Americanum

Derived forms: pearl millets

Type of: cereal, cereal grass

Part of: genus Pennisetum, Pennisetum

Encyclopedia: Pearl millet