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1. 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.
2. Syrup made from the juice of this plant.

[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.]


(Plants) any grass of the Old World genus Sorghum, having solid stems, large flower heads, and glossy seeds: cultivated for grain, hay, and as a source of syrup. See also durra
[C16: from New Latin, from Italian sorgo, probably from Vulgar Latin Syricum grānum (unattested) Syrian grain]


(ˈsɔr gəm)

1. any cereal grass of the genus Sorghum, having broad leaves and a tall stem bearing grain in a dense terminal cluster.
2. the syrup made from sorgo.
[1590–1600; < New Latin < Italian sorgo < Vulgar Latin*suricum (grānum) Syrian (grain)]


The syrup made from boiling down sweet sorghum cane juice (i.e. the syrup also known as Molasses).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sorghum - economically important Old World tropical cereal grasssorghum - economically important Old World tropical cereal grass
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
genus Sorghum, Sorghum - annual or perennial tropical and subtropical cereal grasses: sorghum
great millet, kaffir, kaffir corn, kafir corn, Sorghum bicolor - important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves
grain sorghum - any of several sorghums cultivated primarily for grain
sorgho, sorgo, sugar sorghum, sweet sorghum - any of several sorghums cultivated as a source of syrup
Aleppo grass, evergreen millet, Johnson grass, means grass, Sorghum halepense - tall perennial grass that spreads by creeping rhizomes and is grown for fodder; naturalized in southern United States where it is a serious pest on cultivated land
broomcorn, Sorghum vulgare technicum - tall grasses grown for the elongated stiff-branched panicle used for brooms and brushes
2.Sorghum - annual or perennial tropical and subtropical cereal grasses: sorghum
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
sorghum - economically important Old World tropical cereal grass
3.sorghum - made from juice of sweet sorghum
sirup, syrup - a thick sweet sticky liquid


[ˈsɔːgəm] Nsorgo m


[ˈsɔːrgəm] nsorgho m, sorgo m


nSorghum nt


[ˈsɔːgəm] nsorgo comune, saggina
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