Millet

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun mil"let
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 Setaria Italica.

Note: 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 woods.

Note: 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 woods.

Etymology: F., dim. of mil, L. milium; akin to Gr. meli`nh, AS. mil

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica
  2. French painter of rural scenes (1814-1875)
  3. Any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A town in Alberta, Canada

Notable Persons With the Last Name Millet

Jean-François Millet was an artist. Jean-François was born Jean-François Millet on October 4th, 1814 in Gréville-Hague. He breathed his last breath on January 20th, 1875.

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Francis Davis Millet was a painter, sculptor, painting, and sculpture. Francis was born on November 3rd, 1848 in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts US. He breathed his last breath on April 15th, 1912.

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Catherine Millet is a writer.

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Lydia Millet is a writer. Lydia was born on December 5th, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Nisha was born on March 20th, 1982.

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Robert was born on December 30th, 1947 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Ethnicity Millet U.S.
  White 73.79% 64.26%
  African American 11.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.60% 16.26%

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Fun Facts about the name Millet

  • How Popular is the name Millet? As a last name Millet was the 7,207th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Millet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Millet is Saturday, January 25th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Millet? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Millet. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Millet: Your name in reverse order is Tellim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etlmil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Millet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,631 people with the last name Millet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Millet? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Millet as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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