- 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.
Origin of sorghum
Examples from the Web for sorghum
Contemporary Examples of sorghum
Whiskey and vodka are also loosely classified as such, but the base of baijiu is sorghum.The Most Powerful Liquor in the World
August 24, 2014
Sorghum requires less water than corn but yields about the same amount of ethanol per bushel.
The agency is expected to approve the use of sorghum for ethanol production.
Sorghum syrup is actually a juice extract collected from a tall grass called sweet sorghum.
Sorghum juice can be extracted for fermentation and distillation without damaging the grain at the top of the stalk.
Historical Examples of sorghum
“Hit's the fourth time since sorghum time,” the boy went on relentlessly.In Happy Valley
That was where he raised most of his corn and shoats, and lots of sorghum cane.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
The family had been living on corncakes and sorghum molasses for three days.My Antonia
Between the rows of fruit trees are vegetables or corn or sorghum.The Critic in the Orient
George Hamlin Fitch
"I think we will locate them in the sorghum patch," said the Major.Shawn of Skarrow
James Tandy Ellis
- 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
"Indian millet," 1590s, from Modern Latin Sorghum, the genus name, from Italian sorgo "a tall cereal grass," probably from Medieval Latin surgum, suricum (12c.), perhaps a variant of Latin syricum "Syrian," as in Syricum (gramen) "(grass) of Syria," from Syria, a possible source of the plant or its grain in ancient times.