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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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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.
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