Sorghum

sorghum

(Science: botany) A genus of grasses, properly limited to two species, Sorghum Halepense, the Arabian millet, or johnson grass (see Johnson grass), and S. Vulgare, the indian millet (see Indian millet, under Indian).

A variety of Sorghum vulgare, grown for its saccharine juice; the Chinese sugar cane.

Origin: NL, probably of Chinese origin.


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