Sorghum vs Millet - What's the difference?

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Sorghum is a hyponym of millet.


As nouns the difference between sorghum and millet

is that sorghum is a cereal, (taxlink) or (taxlink), the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed while millet is any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food or millet can be (historical) a semi-autonomous confessional community under the ottoman empire, especially a non-muslim one.

sorghum

Noun

  • A cereal, or Sorghum bicolor , the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed.
  • * 1936', Harry Nelson Vinall, Joseph Charlworth Stephens, John Holmes Martin, ''Identification, History, and Distribution of Common '''Sorghum Varieties , US Department of Agriculture, Technical Bulletin No. 506, page 2,
  • The sorghum crop has four uses — forage, grain, sirup, and industrial (such as the manufacture of brooms, wallboard, etc.).
  • * 1978 , US Department of Agriculture, Watch out for witchweed, a serious pest of corn, sorghum, and other crops , Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Program Number 1212, unnumbered page,
  • Witchweed (Striga spp. ) is a parasitic plant that attacks corn, sorghum , sugarcane, rice, and more than 60 different species of the grass family.
  • * 2008 , Lamissa Diakité, Amadou Sidibé, Melinda Smale, Mikkel Grum, Seed Value Chains for Sorghum and Millet in Mali: A State-based System in Transition , International Food Policy Research Institute, Discussion Paper 00749, page 2,
  • Archaeological evidence suggests that economies based on cattle, goats, sorghum , and pearl millet were established in this region between 5,000 and 3,000 years ago (Smith 1998).

    Synonyms

    * (cereal) guinea corn (West Africa); Kafir corn (South Africa); mtama (East Africa); durra (Sudan); juar, jowar, cholam (India); kaoliang (China); milo (United States)

    Derived terms

    * sorghum midge

    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.