What does the word sorghum mean?

Usage examples for sorghum

  1. There is a picture called the Water Carrier- a woman made of different kinds of corn, jest as nateral as life, and the landscape round her made of grasses, and trees of sorghum, and the frame is made of ears of corn. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  2. At times, some men tilling a scanty patch of sorghum would send the fugitives' hearts leaping in their throats, and they must make a wide detour; or again a caravan would be sighted in the far distance by the keen eyes of Abou Fatma, and they made their camels kneel and lay crouched behind a rock, with their loaded rifles in their hands. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  3. And on some real cold winter day I would pull the plug, but the sorghum would not run at all. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette