Definition of Kaffir corn

1. Noun. Important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves.

Exact synonyms: Great Millet, Kaffir, Kafir Corn, Sorghum Bicolor
Generic synonyms: Sorghum



Definition of Kaffir corn

1. Noun. A species of millet, ''Sorghum bicolor'', a common ingredient in birdseed mixes. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kaffir Corn

kaempferol
kaempferols
kaersutite
kaes
kaf
kafal
kaffeeklatch
kaffeeklatches
kaffeeklatsch
kaffeeklatschen
kaffeeklatsches
kaffir
kaffir boom
kaffir bread
kaffir cat
kaffir corn (current term)
kaffir lime
kaffir limes
kaffirs
kaffiya
kaffiyah
kaffiyahs
kaffiyas
kaffiyeh
kaffiyehs
kaffle
kaffles
kafila
kafilah
kafilahs

Literary usage of Kaffir corn

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Milo maize closely resembles kaffir corn, but grows to a greater height. ... Durra differs from kaffir corn principally in the position of the head, ..."

2. Farm and Garden Rule-book: A Manual of Ready Rules and Reference with by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1911)
"1 White kaffir corn — Shall be pure white of choice quality, sound, dry, ... 4 Red kaffir corn — Shall be seven-eighths red that is badly damaged, damp, ..."

3. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"kaffir corn.— Indian Corn.—India-rubber.—Copal.—Hemp.—Ivory.—Hides.—Bees-wax.—Iron. —Coal.—Copper.—Gold.—Silver.—Cinnabar.—Mission Work. ..."

4. Productive Farm Crops by Edward Gerrard Montgomery (1916)
"kaffir corn No. I White kaffir corn.—Shall be pure white of choice quality, ... 4 Red kaffir corn.—Shall be seven-eighths red that is badly damaged, damp, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"He also had fifteen acres of kaffir corn which a white man cared for. The Indian was to harvest it and have half the crop. The Indian corn was worth forty ..."

6. Report by Indians Rights Association (1904)
"He also had fifteen acres of kaffir corn which a white man cared for. ... The Indian corn was worth forty cents a bushel and the kaffir corn, ..."

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