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mi·lo

 (mī′lō)
n. pl. mi·los
Any of various sorghums that are cultivated for their grain, which resembles millet. Also called grain sorghum.

[Possibly from Afrikaans mealie, corn, probably from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium, millet; see millet.]

milo

(ˈmaɪləʊ)
n, pl -los
(Plants) any of various early-growing cultivated varieties of sorghum with heads of yellow or pinkish seeds resembling millet
[C19: from Sotho maili]

mi•lo

(ˈmaɪ loʊ)

n., pl. -los.
a grain sorghum having white, yellow, or pinkish seeds.
[1880–85, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]

Milo

A high-yield grain sorghum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Milo - small drought-resistant sorghums having large yellow or whitish grainsmilo - small drought-resistant sorghums having large yellow or whitish grains
grain sorghum - any of several sorghums cultivated primarily for grain
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There were bits of old brocade on the walls, and the piano was covered with a piece of silk, beautiful and tarnished; in one corner was a copy of the Venus of Milo, and in another of the Venus of the Medici.
Mirabel admires your figure; he calls you 'the Venus of Milo, in a state of perfect abridgment.
I have heard speak," said Porthos, "of a certain Milo of Crotona, who performed wonderful feats, such as binding his forehead with a cord and bursting it -- of killing an ox with a blow of his fist and carrying it home on his shoulders, et cetera.
As he said this, he disengaged from beneath his cloak a hand of which Milo of Crotona would have envied him the possession, on the day when he had that unhappy idea of rending his last oak.
But everybody knew how perfect an instrument her voice was; and there was no display of anger, but only of horror and dismay, the sort of dismay which men would have felt if they had witnessed the catastrophe that broke the arms of the Venus de Milo.
No, for that very resemblance affrights me; I should have liked something more in the manner of the Venus of Milo or Capua; but this chase-loving Diana continually surrounded by her nymphs gives me a sort of alarm lest she should some day bring on me the fate of Actaeon.
The ample heavy folds of the velvet left just room at the two corners of the wall for two little upright cabinets in buhl, containing rows of drawers, and supporting two fine bronze productions (reduced in size) of the Venus Milo and the Venus Callipyge.
A statement from the health drink firm says around 30,000 kids aged 7 to 12 years are drawn yearly to the Milo summer sports program, now on its 35th year.
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Feb 15 ( ANI ): Nestle Malaysia on Wednesday released a statement defending its chocolate and malt powder product, Milo, following public criticism, over its drink.
Five-year-old Milo has twice spent Christmas Day in hospital battling a condition that is so unique there is no actual diagnosis for it.
The family also donated gifts the St Oswald's children and young adult service, which Milo has been visiting for short breaks since 2014.
Stuart Evans, 41, found the chewed-up remains of the delivery in the outhouse Milo shares with labrador Digger and checked footage from CCTV cameras.