- any of a genus (Sorghum) of tropical grasses that have solid stems bearing large panicles of spikelets with numerous small, glossy grains: grown for grain, syrup, fodder, etc.
- syrup made from the sweet juices of a sorgo
Origin of sorghumModern Latin from Italian sorgo from dialect, dialectal soreg from Classical Latin syricus, Syrian: hence, origin, originally , Syrian grass
- A cultivated grass (Sorghum bicolor) native to sub-Saharan Africa, several varieties of which are widely grown for their grain, as forage, or as a source of syrup.
- Syrup made from the juice of this plant.
Origin of sorghumNew Latin Sorghum genus name from Italian sorgo a tall cereal grass probably from Medieval Latin surgum perhaps variant of Vulgar Latin syricum from neuter of Latin Syricus Syrian from Syria , Syria
(countable and uncountable, plural sorghums)