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 But setting up 10 panel blinds on a center pivot in the middle of a milo field and bringing 30 of your friends for one rip at them is just plain dumb. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "Our Obsession with Greenheads Is Ruining Duck Hunting as We Know It," 18 Dec. 2020 Hopper feeders do a better job of protecting seed from the elements and also can work with sunflower seeds, cracked corn, milo or blends. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things To Consider When Buying Bird Seed," 22 Aug. 2019 Millet, milo, and wheat are also common crops doves love. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "How to Plant a Sunflower Field for Better Dove Hunting This Summer," 22 Apr. 2020 Food On the menu: Cracked corn, peanuts and chips, black oil sunflower seeds and chips, uncooked oatmeal, sunflower chips, millet, milo, safflower. Tom Stienstra,, "Can’t get outdoors during shelter-in-place? Bring the wildlife to your backyard," 29 Mar. 2020 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,, "Sky’s the limit: Weather, numbers point to bang-up dove season," 29 Aug. 2019 Fort Polk/Vernon WMA, Holly Springs Field - 20 acres planted in brown-top millet, milo, pearl millet and dove proso millet. Todd Masson,, "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 Albert Pendleton first farmed the land some 40 years ago — raising corn, wheat, soybeans and milo. Dave Eckert,, "All kinds of asparagus can be found at Pendleton’s market in Lawrence," 2 May 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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