milo maize

milo

[mahy-loh]
noun, plural milos.
a grain sorghum having white, yellow, or pinkish seeds, grown chiefly in Africa, Asia, and the U.S.
Also called milo maize.


Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; of uncertain origin

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milo (ˈmaɪləʊ)
 
n , pl -los
any of various early-growing cultivated varieties of sorghum with heads of yellow or pinkish seeds resembling millet
 
[C19: from Sotho maili]

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MILO
magnetically insulated line oscillator
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