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[mahy-loh] /ˈmaɪ loʊ/
noun, plural milos.
a grain sorghum having white, yellow, or pinkish seeds, grown chiefly in Africa, Asia, and the U.S.
Also called milo maize.
Origin of milo
1880-85, Americanism; of uncertain origin


[mahy-loh; for 1 also Greek mee-law] /ˈmaɪ loʊ; for 1 also Greek ˈmi lɔ/
Also, Milos
[Greek mee-laws] /Greek ˈmi lɔs/ (Show IPA)
. Melos.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I can see him now at the Louvre gazing rapt from various angles at that glorious piece of statuary the Venus of milo.

  • Soon as milo could pause, I asked him 'if he had read or seen the edicts?'

    Aurelian William Ware
  • I am more and more convinced that there is in sculpture but one divine mother of pure Love,—the grand and majestic Venus of milo.

  • Among them I must not forget to mention the mamosho and milo.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • milo and Eddie got friendly too, and found a harbor behind the barn where they could smoke and swap sympathy.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for milo


noun (pl) -los
any of various early-growing cultivated varieties of sorghum with heads of yellow or pinkish seeds resembling millet
Word Origin
C19: from Sotho maili
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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