Definition of sorghum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːɡəm/


[mass noun]
A cereal which is native to warm regions of the Old World and is a major source of grain and stockfeed.
  • Genus Sorghum, family Gramineae: many species, in particular S. bicolor and its cultivars.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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