The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
millet \mil"let\ (m[i^]l"l[e^]t), n. [F., dim. of mil, L.
milium; akin to Gr. meli`nh, AS. mil.] (Bot.)
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
Arabian millet is Sorghum Halepense.
Egyptian millet or
East Indian millet is Penicillaria spicata.
Indian millet is Sorghum vulgare. (See under Indian.)
Italian millet is Setaria Italica, a coarse, rank-growing
annual grass, valuable for fodder when cut young, and
bearing nutritive seeds; -- called also Hungarian grass.
Texas millet is Panicum Texanum.
Wild millet, or
Millet grass, is Milium effusum, a tall grass growing in