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Cereal vs Millet - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between cereal and millet

is that cereal is a type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains while millet is any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food, widely cultivated in the developing world.

As proper nouns the difference between cereal and millet

is that cereal is a village in Alberta, Canada while Millet is {{surname}.

cereal

English

(wikipedia cereal)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (countable) A type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains.
  • (uncountable) The grains of such a grass.
  • (uncountable) Breakfast cereal.
  • Would you like some cereal ?
  • (countable) A particular type of breakfast cereal.
  • Which cereal would you like for breakfast?

    Hyponyms

    *

    Derived terms

    * cereal bar * cereal dust * cereal killer * pseudocereal

    Anagrams

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    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
    *
    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.