ambercane

noun
plural -s

Definition of ambercane

: a sorghum (Sorghum dochna) used especially in southern Africa as a fodder and grain crop

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First Known Use of ambercane

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambercane

so called from its color

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“Ambercane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambercane. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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