n. sorghum, any of a number of grain producing tropical grasses

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kaoliang — jiu (literally sorghum liquor ; often called simply kaoliang or sorghum wine) is a strong distilled liquor, made from fermented sorghum (which is called gāoliáng in Chinese). It is made and sold in both mainland China and Taiwan, and also popular …   Wikipedia

  • Kaoliang — jiu (Hanyu Pinyin: gāoliáng jiǔ) (literalmente licor de sorgo , a menudo llamado simplemente kaoliang o vino de sorgo) es un fuerte destilado de licor, a partir de fermentados de sorgo (que se llama gāoliáng en chino). Se hacen y se venden tanto… …   Wikipedia Español

  • kaoliang — [ kaɔljɑ̃(g) ] n. m. • av. 1948; mot chin., de kao « haut » et liang « grain », par l angl. (1904) ♦ Variété de sorgho. ● kaoliang nom masculin (mot chinois) Variété de sorgho à panicule lâche, cultivée en Extrême Orient. kaoliang [kaɔljɑ̃ŋ] n. m …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kaoliang — /kow lee ang /, n. 1. a variety of grain sorghum. 2. a liquor made from kaoliang stalks. [ < Chin (Wade Giles) kao1liang2, (pinyin) gaoliang (gao high + liáng millet)] * * * …   Universalium

  • kaoliang — noun A distilled alcoholic drink made from sorghum …   Wiktionary

  • Kaoliang — Kaoliạng,   die Hirseart Kauliang …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kaoliang — Ka|o|li|ang das; s <aus gleichbed. chin. kao liang zu kao »lang, dünn« u. liang »Korn, Getreide«> eine in China für die Zuckergewinnung angebaute Hirse …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • kaoliang — kao·liang …   English syllables

  • kaoliang — /keɪoʊliˈæŋ/ (say kayohlee ang) noun one of the varieties of grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor. {Mandarin, from gāo tall + liang millet; spelling due to Wade Giles transcription} …   Australian English dictionary

  • kaoliang — noun sorghums of China and Manchuria having small white or brown grains (used for food) and dry pithy stalks (used for fodder, fuel and thatching) • Hypernyms: ↑grain sorghum …   Useful english dictionary

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