ETYM French, dim. of mil, Latin milium; akin to AS. mil.
1. Any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine.
2. Extensively cultivated in Europe and Asia for its grain and in United States sometimes for forage; SYN. broomcorn millet, hog millet, Panicum miliaceum.
3. Small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica.
Any of several grasses, family Gramineae, of which the grains are used as a cereal food and the stems as fodder.
Species include Panicum miliaceum, extensively cultivated in the warmer parts of Europe, and Sorghum bicolor, also known as durra.
Mala, hranljiva, kompaktna integralna žitarica koja se koristi u Kini, Africi, južnoj Evropi. Žuti proso se može naći na Zapadu, dok na Istoku preovladava beli proso.
Jedna od prvih kultivisanih žitarica.