- a cereal grass, Setaria italica, extensively cultivated in the East and in southern Europe for its small seed, or grain, used as food for humans and fowls, but in the U.S. grown chiefly for fodder.
- any of various related or similar grasses cultivated as grain plants or forage plants.
- the grain of any of these grasses.
- Francis Davis,1846–1912, U.S. painter, illustrator, and journalist.
- Jean Fran·çois [zhahn frahn–swa] /ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1814–75, French painter.
- a cereal grass, Setaria italica, cultivated for grain and animal fodder
- an East Indian annual grass, Panicum miliaceum, cultivated for grain and forage, having pale round shiny seeds
- the seed of this plant
- any of various similar or related grasses, such as pearl millet and Indian millet
- Jean François (ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃swa). 1814–75, French painter of the Barbizon school, noted for his studies of peasants at work
n.cereal grain, c.1400, from Middle French millet, diminutive of mil “millet,” from Latin milium “millet” (see mallet). Cognate with Greek meline, Lithuanian malnus (plural) “millet.”