kaoliang


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kaoliang

(ˌkeɪəʊlɪˈæŋ)
n
(Plants) any of various E Asian varieties of the sorghum Sorghum vulgare
[from Chinese kao tall + liang grain]
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Noun1.kaoliang - sorghums of China and Manchuria having small white or brown grains (used for food) and dry pithy stalks (used for fodder, fuel and thatching)
grain sorghum - any of several sorghums cultivated primarily for grain
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Apart from tourism, the Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc.
40) Kou Chien-Wen, "Hu Jintao shidai tuanxi ganbu de jueqi: paixi kaoliang versus ganbu shusong de zuzhi renwu" (CCYL Cadres Rising during the Era of Hu Jintao: Factional Networking or the Organization's Mission), Yuanjing jijinhui jikan (Prospect Quarterly) 8, no.
Due to its unique natural environment and outstanding manufacturing techniques, Kinmen has been famous for the production of kaoliang jiu, a strong distilled liquor made from fermented sorghum.
They grew millet, barley, buckwheat, maize, kaoliang, cabbage, turnips and tea on the mountain slopes by 'slash and burn' cultivation, but they also had terraced rice fields supported by an elaborate system of bamboo pipes and water-powered mills.