Millet vs Barley - What's the difference?

millet | barley |


As a proper noun millet

is .

As a noun barley is

a cereal of the species hordeum vulgare , or its grains, often used as food or to make beer and other malted drinks.

millet

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m); ultimately from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .

Noun

(-)
  • Any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food, widely cultivated in the developing world.
  • Hyponyms
    * (food grains)
    Coordinate terms
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    Derived terms
    * barnyard millet * broom corn millet * browntop millet * common millet * finger millet * foxtail millet * Guinea millet * hog millet * Japanese millet * kodo millet * little millet * milletgrass, millet grass * pearl millet * proso millet * white millet

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (historical) A semi-autonomous confessional community under the Ottoman Empire, especially a non-Muslim one.
  • * 2007 , Elizabeth Roberts, Realm of the Black Mountain , Hurst & Co. 2007, page 14:
  • in support for a common Serbian Orthodox Church, the one traditional institution permitted to exist under the Ottoman millet system which sought to rule subject peoples indirectly through their own religious hierarchies.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, page 262:
  • Christians and Jews as People of the Book were organized into separate communities, or millets , defined by their common practice of the same religion, which was guaranteed as protected as long as it was primarily practised in private.

    barley

    English

    (wikipedia barley) (Hordeum vulgare)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A cereal of the species Hordeum vulgare , or its grains, often used as food or to make beer and other malted drinks.
  • Derived terms

    * barley-bird * barley-bree * barley-broth * barley-hood * barleymow * barley sugar * barley water * barley-wine * four-rowed barley * pearl barley * sea barley * sprat-barley

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