he·​gari hi-ˈger-ē How to pronounce hegari (audio)
ˈhī-ˌgir How to pronounce hegari (audio)
: any of several Sudanese grain sorghums having chalky white seeds including one grown in the southwestern U.S.

Word History


Arabic dialect (Sudan) ḥijērī, perhaps alteration of Arabic ḥijārī stony

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hegari was in 1919

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“Hegari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hegari. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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