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[ sawr-goh ]
/ ˈsɔr goʊ /

noun, plural sor·ghos.


Nearby words

sorehead, sorel, sorel, georges, sorely, sorensen, sorgho, sorghum, sorghum beer, sorgo, sori, soricine

Definition for sorgho (2 of 2)


or sor·gho

[ sawr-goh ]
/ ˈsɔr goʊ /

noun, plural sor·gos.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈsɔːɡəʊ) /

noun plural -gos or -ghos

any of several varieties of sorghum that have watery sweet juice and are grown for fodder, silage, or syrup

Word Origin for sorgo

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