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sorghum (n.)

"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.

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Definitions of sorghum
1
sorghum (n.)
economically important Old World tropical cereal grass;
sorghum (n.)
made from juice of sweet sorghum;
Synonyms: sorghum molasses
2
Sorghum (n.)
annual or perennial tropical and subtropical cereal grasses: sorghum;
Synonyms: genus Sorghum
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