Kaffir-corn definition

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The cultivated species of sorghum, Sorghum bicolor, used as a food for people and animals and in ethanol production.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of kaffir-corn - kafir corn

Origin of kaffir-corn

  • Probably translation of Afrikaans kafferkoring kaffer disparaging term for a black person (from Arabic kāfir Kaffir) koring corn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition