WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
sor•ghum /ˈsɔrgəm/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  1. Plant Biologya grass grown for food, bearing broad leaves and a tall stem having grain in a dense cluster.
  2. the syrup made from this.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sorghum /ˈsɔːɡəm/ n
  1. 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
Etymology: 16th Century: from New Latin, from Italian sorgo, probably from Vulgar Latin Syricum grānum (unattested) Syrian grain



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