kaoliang

kaoliang

[kou-lee-ang]
noun
1.
a variety of grain sorghum.
2.
a liquor made from kaoliang stalks.

Origin:
< Chinese (Wade-Giles) kao1liang2, (pinyin) gāoliang (gāo high + liáng millet)

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kaoliang (ˌkeɪəʊlɪˈæŋ)
 
n
any of various E Asian varieties of the sorghum Sorghum vulgare
 
[from Chinese kao tall + liang grain]

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