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sorgo

or sor·gho

[ sawr-goh ]
/ ˈsɔr goʊ /
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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.
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Also called sweet sorghum, sugar sorghum.

Origin of sorgo

1750–60; <Italian <Vulgar Latin *syricum (granum) Syrian (grain), neuter of Latin Syricus (masculine) of Syria; see -ic
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sorgo

sorgho

/ (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

Italian
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