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Definition of "sorghum" [sor•ghum]

  • An Old World grass (Sorghum bicolor), several varieties of which are widely cultivated as grain and forage or as a source of syrup. (noun)
  • Syrup made from the juice of this plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sorghum" in a sentence
  • "This company has a very cool story about how sorghum is much easier to grow than corn and doesn't have the husks that get stuck in your teeth!"
  • "Which by the way is a term referring to a specific type of grain sorghum in the U.S."
  • "Now, Cornell researchers have cloned a novel aluminum-tolerant gene in sorghum and expect to have genetically engineered aluminum-tolerant sorghum lines by next year."