mi·​lo ˈmī-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce milo (audio)
plural milos
: 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 For more than a year, southwest Nebraska has been in the throes of a record drought that has transformed acres of rich pasture and cropland into miles of dirt and ruined corn, soybeans and milo. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2022 Seeds for Roseland’s milo are donated by a local supplier, who works with Pheasants Forever. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 1 Apr. 2021 One of those farmers was Rod Bradshaw, a 67-year-old fourth generation cattle, milo and wheat farmer in southwest Kentucky. Andrew Marquardt and Hannah Schoenbaum, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2022 Made with ingredients like Sunflower seeds, millet, milo, and corn, suet cakes are known to attract eye-catching species like cardinals, chickadees, goldfinches, and many more. Kelsey Mulvey, Southern Living, 19 May 2021 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, 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, 22 Aug. 2019 Millet, milo, and wheat are also common crops doves love. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 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,, 29 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History


perhaps from Sesotho maili

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of milo was in 1882

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“Milo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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