from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An early-growing, usually drought-resistant grain sorghum, especially Sorghum bicolor, resembling millet.

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  • n. sorghum


Possibly from Afrikaans mealie, corn, probably from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium, millet; see millet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • "Late summers, early autumns, you can see something that binds
    the map of this country together: the girasol, orange gold-
    with her black eye, laces the roadsides from Vermont to
    runs the edges of orchards, chain-link fences
    milo fields and malls, schoolyards and reservations"
    "An Atlas of the Difficult World, IV" by Adrienne Rich, in An Atlas of the Difficult World, p 11

    March 6, 2011

  • Also the cat in the film: Milo and Otis.

    January 30, 2010

  • Are they cans of pre-mixed milo I spy? Wow. Once upon a time you could get milo in little fruit-box sort of dealies here, but I don't think they're produced any more.

    June 13, 2009

  • See also here.

    June 13, 2009

  • See on no vegemite or marmite, promise.

    June 13, 2009

  • In Slovene, this is an adverb (from mil, "gentle, sweet") which can be used this way:

    milo mu je storilo pri srcu: "he felt sad" (lit. "in his heart it was done tenderly")

    July 20, 2008