noun, plural mi·los.

a grain sorghum having white, yellow, or pinkish seeds, grown chiefly in Africa, Asia, and the U.S.

Origin of milo

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; of uncertain origin
Also called milo maize.


[mahy-loh; for 1 also Greek mee-law]


Also Mi·los [Greek mee-laws] /Greek ˈmi lɔs/. Melos.
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for milo

Contemporary Examples of milo

Historical Examples of milo

  • 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.'

British Dictionary definitions for milo


noun plural -los

any of various early-growing cultivated varieties of sorghum with heads of yellow or pinkish seeds resembling millet

Word Origin for milo

C19: from Sotho maili
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