Definition of Sorghum

1. Noun. Economically important Old World tropical cereal grass.




2. Noun. Annual or perennial tropical and subtropical cereal grasses: sorghum.

3. Noun. Made from juice of sweet sorghum.
Exact synonyms: Sorghum Molasses
Generic synonyms: Sirup, Syrup

Definition of Sorghum

1. n. A genus of grasses, properly limited to two species, Sorghum Halepense, the Arabian millet, or Johnson grass (see Johnson grass), and S. vulgare, the Indian millet (see Indian millet, under Indian).

Definition of Sorghum

1. Noun. A cereal, ''Sorghum vulgare'' or ''Sorghum bicolor'', the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sorghum

1. a cereal grass [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sorghum

1. A genus of grasses, properly limited to two species, Sorghum Halepense, the Arabian millet, or Johnson grass (see Johnson grass), and S. Vulgare, the Indian millet (see Indian millet, under Indian). A variety of Sorghum vulgare, grown for its saccharine juice; the Chinese sugar cane. Origin: NL, probably of Chinese origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorghum

sorels
sorely
sorema
soremouth
soremouth virus
soremuzzle
soreness
sorenesses
sorer
sores
sorest
sorex
sorexes
sorgho
sorghos
sorghum (current term)
sorghums
sorgne
sorgo
sorgolactone
sorgolactones
sorgos
sori
soricine
soricoid
soricomorph
soricomorphs
sorie
soring

Literary usage of Sorghum

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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1882)
"sorghum, Report of Standing Committee on. Iowa Agricultural Report, 1866, p. 223. ... Report of Committee on sorghum and its Products in Iowa. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"Agriculturally the term sorghum is commonly restricted to the sweet or saccharine varieties.1 Botanically the species, Andropogon sorghum, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The sorghums have been known from the remotest periods of history, and the cultivation of sorghum probably had its origin in Africa, where a variety called ..."

4. The Cereals in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1908)
"The total per cent of sugar in the juice of sorghum manufactured commercially ... The rapid deterioration of the sugar in the sorghum from unknown causes, ..."

5. The Cereals in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1908)
"The total per cent of sugar in the juice of sorghum manufactured commercially ... The rapid deterioration of the sugar in the sorghum from unknown causes, ..."

6. Lost Crops of Africa: Grains edited by F. R. Ruskin (1999)
"But beyond Africa sorghum production is rising, mainly due to farmers who sell their grain so that others can eat. The United States, Mexico, Honduras, ..."

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