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milo

[ mahy-loh ]
/ ˈmaɪ loʊ /
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noun, plural mi·los.
a grain sorghum having white, yellow, or pinkish seeds, grown chiefly in Africa, Asia, and the U.S.
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Also called milo maize .

Origin of milo

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; of uncertain origin

Other definitions for milo (2 of 2)

Milo
[ mahy-loh; for 1 also Greek mee-law ]
/ ˈmaɪ loʊ; for 1 also Greek ˈmi lɔ /

noun
Also Mi·los [Greek mee-laws]. /Greek ˈmi lɔs/. Melos.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for milo

milo
/ (ˈmaɪləʊ) /

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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