Definition of sorghum in English:

sorghum

Syllabification: sor·ghum
Pronunciation: /ˈsôrgəm
 
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noun

  • 1A widely cultivated cereal native to warm regions of the Old World. It is a major source of grain and of feed for livestock.
    • Genus Sorghum, family Gramineae: many species, in particular S. bicolor and its cultivars
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    • They also eat grains such as Chinese sorghum, corn, millet, oats, and buckwheat.
    • The major agricultural products are wheat, rice, barley, corn, sorghum, sugarcane, potatoes, and fruits.
    • Brewing materials such as maize, sorghum and finger millet were in abundance in the area but were now being ferried to a neighbouring country.
  • 1.1A syrupy sweetener made from a type of sorghum.
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    • He farmed, cobbled shoes, bottled water and managed a sorghum mill.

Origin

late 16th century: modern Latin, from Italian sorgo, perhaps based on a variant of Latin syricum 'Syrian'.

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