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.



Etymology 1

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


  • 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
    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) .


    (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.



    (wikipedia barley) (Hordeum vulgare)


  • 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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