Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Sorghum, a genus of grasses cultivated, under the names of Millet, Guinea-corn, Durra, etc., in many warm climates, and employed for various purposes. Among the Shaker communities of the United States sugar is manufactured from the stems. The grain is employed as food for poultry, horses, etc., and in India is eaten by the poorer classes. The stalks of the grain-bearing panicles are made into brooms, clothes-brnshes, etc.