milo

noun
mi·​lo | \ ˈmī-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce milo (audio) \
plural milos

Definition of milo

: a small usually early and drought-resistant grain sorghum with compact bearded heads of large yellow or whitish seeds

Examples of milo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the Kyle location, the farmer harvested the milo crop but mourning doves did not come in numbers until the field was disced. John Goodspeed, ExpressNews.com, "Sky’s the limit: Weather, numbers point to bang-up dove season," 29 Aug. 2019 Some were blunt in their complaints, others were just downright dramatic: milo ventimiglia plays jack pearson in several different time settings. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Fans Erupt on Twitter After Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia Lost at Emmys," 18 Sep. 2018 Some were blunt in their complaints, others were just downright dramatic: milo ventimiglia plays jack pearson in several different time settings. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Fans Erupt on Twitter After Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia Lost at Emmys," 18 Sep. 2018 Fort Polk/Vernon WMA, Holly Springs Field - 20 acres planted in brown-top millet, milo, pearl millet and dove proso millet. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Louisiana opens several public fields to dove hunters," 30 Aug. 2017 Their trades included sunflower seeds and milo seed, which were sent to China and mixed into birdseed — this sparked the idea of mixing bird feed domestically themselves. Kara Carlson, The Seattle Times, "Passion for bird-watching led brothers to build a birdseed empire," 12 July 2017 Hey @wmata why are there milo yionwlopsooe posters all over the metro? Martine Powers, Washington Post, "Metro removes controversial Milo Yiannopoulos advertisements from stations," 7 July 2017 Albert Pendleton first farmed the land some 40 years ago — raising corn, wheat, soybeans and milo. Dave Eckert, kansascity.com, "All kinds of asparagus can be found at Pendleton’s market in Lawrence," 2 May 2017 MILO’S MESS: Breitbart News Network is once again in the news. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "CMO Today: Google Is Latest Digital Company to Agree to Ad Metrics Audit," 21 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of milo

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milo

perhaps from Sesotho maili

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“Milo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milo. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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