from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Old World grass (Sorghum bicolor), several varieties of which are widely cultivated as grain and forage or as a source of syrup.
- n. Syrup made from the juice of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cereal, Sorghum vulgare or Sorghum bicolor, the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of grasses, properly limited to two species, Sorghum Halepense, the Arabian millet, or Johnson grass (see Johnson grass), and S. vulgare, the Indian millet (see Indian millet, under Indian).
- n. A variety of Sorghum vulgare, grown for its saccharine juice; the Chinese sugar cane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the former genus Sorghum, commonly the cultivated saccharine plant once known as Sorghum (or Holcus) saccharatum, lately considered a variety of S. vulgare, but now classified as Andropogon Sorghum, var. saccharatus.
- n. A former genus of grasses, of the tribe Andropogoneæ, now included as a subgenus in Andropogon (Edouard Hackel, 1889).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. made from juice of sweet sorghum
- n. economically important Old World tropical cereal grass
- n. annual or perennial tropical and subtropical cereal grasses: sorghum
This company has a very cool story about how sorghum is much easier to grow than corn and doesn't have the husks that get stuck in your teeth!
Which by the way is a term referring to a specific type of grain sorghum in the U.S.
Now, Cornell researchers have cloned a novel aluminum-tolerant gene in sorghum and expect to have genetically engineered aluminum-tolerant sorghum lines by next year.
Black soil and sweet brown sorghum from the every morning biscuits
Veracruz port grains imports were estimated at some 4.6 million tons in 1998\emdash mostly corn, wheat and sorghum from the United States\emdash compared to 3.3 million tons in 1997.
The region's three three top spellers went head-to-head for four more rounds until Wyoming Seminary seventh-grader Benjamin Hornung was done in by "sorghum" - a type of grass or a syrup from the juice of a sorgo.
The region's three top spellers went head-to-head for four more rounds until Wyoming Seminary seventh-grader Benjamin Hornung was done in by "sorghum" - a type of grass or a syrup from the juice of a sorgo.
For example, sorghum, which is the staple diet in certain areas, that has gone up by 240 percent in a year.
Corn, the staple crop farther south, is grown here, but most families also plant sorghum, which is more drought-resistant.
The sorghum I missed is a syrup also known as sorghum molasses.