Sor"ghum (?), n. [NL., probably of Chinese origin.] Bot. (a)

A genus of grasses, properly limited to two species, Sorghum Halepense, the Arabian millet, or Johnson grass (see Johnson grass), and S. vulgare, the Indian millet (see Indian millet, under Indian).


A variety of Sorghum vulgare, grown for its saccharine juice; the Chinese sugar cane.


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