hegari

noun
he·​gari | \ hi-ˈger-ē How to pronounce hegari (audio) , -ˈga-rē, -ˈger-ə, -ˈga-rə; ˈhī-ˌgir How to pronounce hegari (audio) \

Definition of hegari

: any of several Sudanese grain sorghums having chalky white seeds including one grown in the southwestern U.S.

First Known Use of hegari

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hegari

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

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“Hegari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hegari. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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