kaffir corn

sometimes US kafir corn

noun

an old-fashioned and now taboo name for a Southern African variety of sorghum, cultivated in dry regions for its grain and as fodderSometimes shortened to: kaffir, (US) kafir

Nearby words

  1. kaffeeklatch,
  2. kaffeeklatsch,
  3. kaffeeklatscher,
  4. kaffir,
  5. kaffir beer,
  6. kaffir lily,
  7. kaffir lime,
  8. kaffirboom,
  9. kaffiyeh,
  10. kaffraria

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Examples from the Web for kaffir corn

  • At about one week of age whole Kaffir-corn, and, a little later whole wheat, can be used to replace the more expensive feeds.

    The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
  • Kaffir-corn, wheat, cow-peas—in fact any wholesome grain—may be used, the more variety the better.

    The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings