sorghum

Definitions of sorghum
  1. noun
    economically important Old World tropical cereal grass
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    Sorghum bicolor, great millet, kaffir, kaffir corn, kafir corn
    important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves
    grain sorghum
    any of several sorghums cultivated primarily for grain
    sorgho, sorgo, sugar sorghum, sweet sorghum
    any of several sorghums cultivated as a source of syrup
    Aleppo grass, Johnson grass, Sorghum halepense, evergreen millet, means grass
    tall perennial grass that spreads by creeping rhizomes and is grown for fodder; naturalized in southern United States where it is a serious pest on cultivated land
    Sorghum vulgare technicum, broomcorn
    tall grasses grown for the elongated stiff-branched panicle used for brooms and brushes
    Egyptian corn, Guinea corn, Indian millet, doura, dourah, durra
    sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa
    Sorghum vulgare caudatum, federita, feterita
    a Sudanese sorghum having exceptionally large soft white grains
    hegari
    Sudanese sorghums having white seeds; one variety grown in southwestern United States
    kaoliang
    sorghums of China and Manchuria having small white or brown grains (used for food) and dry pithy stalks (used for fodder, fuel and thatching)
    milo, milo maize
    small drought-resistant sorghums having large yellow or whitish grains
    Sorghum vulgare rosburghii, shallu
    sorghum having slender dry stalks and small hard grains; introduced into United States from India
    type of:
    millet
    any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
  2. noun
    made from juice of sweet sorghum
    synonyms: sorghum molasses
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    sirup, syrup
    a thick sweet sticky liquid
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