- 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
Also called sweet sorghum, sugar sorghum.
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Examples from the Web for sorgho
The question is settled that imphee and sorgho will make good sugar in abundance.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
Less familiar are the grains of warmer climates—rice, maize, millet and sorgho, or the sugar-cane.
At this Escuela normal we likewise found the sorgho, or Chinese sugar-cane, in course of cultivation with great success.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III
Karl Ritter von Scherzer
The Sorgho requires about five months to attain its full ripeness, when it is usually of a pale-yellow colour, streaked with red.
As to the remunerative value of the Sorgho, it is more than 230 per cent.
- any of several varieties of sorghum that have watery sweet juice and are grown for fodder, silage, or syrup
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