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kaoliang

[kou-lee-ang]
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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

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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