from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An annual grass (Eleusine coracana) having a panicle with a whorl of fingerlike spikes, first cultivated in northern Africa and now grown as a cereal crop in India and Africa.

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  • noun A plant, Eleusine coracana, grown as a cereal in parts of Africa and Asia

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  • noun East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient


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