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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
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; 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. 2017.
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  • No arm but that of milo could be strong enough for such a feat.

  • You don't cal'late he heard what milo was telling, do you, Peter?

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • milo and Eddie, backed by the Dowager and the Duchess, done the real fishing.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • milo, being on the other side of the pulpit, hadn't noticed so partic'lar.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It does not represent the Roman Venus, and there is no place named 'milo.'

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
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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