Meaning of bajra in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɑːdʒrɑː/


mass noun
  • (in South Asia) pearl millet or similar grain.

    ‘the department recommended different varieties of bajra for late sowing’
    • ‘the bajra crop had been badly affected’
    • ‘Indian agriculture is not just about wheat, rice and bajra or thuvar dal and moong.’
    • ‘Apart from soya and wheat, eChoupals will also cater to mustard, bajra and pulses and later horticultural produce over a period of time, he said.’
    • ‘The foodgrains that were being looked into were lentils, bajra, jowari and corn to name a few, he said.’
    • ‘The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, then quick to recognise talent, involved him in a project on bajra, a millet around which much of desert culture revolves.’
    • ‘We lived with a family that survived on bajra for weeks.’


From Hindi bājrā, bājrī.