Sorghum

Close up Sorghum field in sun light

Sorghum bicolor

Sorghum (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • sourgum, sorgum, sorgho

Etymology

From New Latin genus name Sorghum, from Italian sorgo, from Vulgar Latin *syricum (Syrian), from Sȳricus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɔ(ɹ).ɡəm/

Noun

sorghum (countable and uncountable, plural sorghums)

  1. A cereal, Sorghum bicolor (syn. Sorghum vulgare) the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed.
    • 1936, Harry Nelson Vinall, Joseph Charlworth Stephens, John Holmes
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