sorghum

[ sawr-guh m ]
/ ˈsɔr gəm /

noun

a cereal grass, Sorghum bicolor (or S. vulgare), having broad, cornlike leaves and a tall, pithy stem bearing the grain in a dense terminal cluster.
the syrup made from sorgo.

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Origin of sorghum

1590–1600; < New Latin < Italian sorgo (see sorgo)
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sorghum

/ (ˈsɔːɡəm) /

noun

any grass of the Old World genus Sorghum, having solid stems, large flower heads, and glossy seeds: cultivated for grain, hay, and as a source of syrupSee also durra

Word Origin for sorghum

C16: from New Latin, from Italian sorgo, probably from Vulgar Latin Syricum grānum (unattested) Syrian grain
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