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kaoliang

[kou-lee-ang] /ˌkaʊ liˈæŋ/
noun
1.
a variety of grain sorghum.
2.
a liquor made from kaoliang stalks.
Origin of kaoliang
< Chinese (Wade-Giles) kao1liang2, (pinyin) gāoliang (gāo high + liáng millet)
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  • From out of the kaoliang the boy now peered, his brown face hardly distinguishable from the soil.

    Wang the Ninth Putnam Weale
British Dictionary definitions for kaoliang

kaoliang

/ˌkeɪəʊlɪˈæŋ/
noun
1.
any of various E Asian varieties of the sorghum Sorghum vulgare
Word Origin
from Chinese kao tall + liang grain
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