sorgo

noun
sor·​go | \ ˈsȯr-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce sorgo (audio) \

Definition of sorgo

: a sorghum cultivated primarily for the sweet juice in its stems from which sugar and syrup are made but also used for fodder and silage

called also sweet sorghum

First Known Use of sorgo

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sorgo

Italian

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“Sorgo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorgo. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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