Sorghum meaning

sôrgəm
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.
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Syrup made from the juice of this plant.
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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.
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Syrup made from the sweet juices of a sorgo.
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A cereal, Sorghum vulgare or Sorghum bicolor, the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Poaceae "” the sorghums, including important food crop species.
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Origin of sorghum

  • New 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

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

  • From New Latin genus name Sorghum, from Italian sorgo, from Vulgar Latin *Syricum (“Syrian").

    From Wiktionary