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sorgo

or sor·gho

[sawr-goh]
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noun, plural sor·gos.
  1. any of several varieties of sorghum grown chiefly for the sweet juice yielded by the stems, used in making sugar and syrup and also for fodder.

Origin of sorgo

1750–60; < Italian < Vulgar Latin *syricum (granum) Syrian (grain), neuter of Latin Syricus (masculine) of Syria; see -ic
Also called sweet sorghum, sugar sorghum.
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British Dictionary definitions for sorgo

sorgo

sorgho

noun plural -gos or -ghos
  1. any of several varieties of sorghum that have watery sweet juice and are grown for fodder, silage, or syrup

Word Origin

Italian
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