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Sorghum of a variety grown in China and used to make dough and alcoholic drinks.
- ‘Recombinant inbred lines were generated from a cross between SRN39, an African caudatum genotype, and SQR, a Chinese kaoliang line.’
- ‘A liquid fermented product, such as a Taiwan kaoliang wine or a rice wine, is contained in the aging tank.’
- ‘As for unsalvageable crops, farmers will be paid NT $11 per kilogram of corn and NT $10.5 for kaoliang.’
- ‘It is pointed out that histochemical and cytochemical studies of the hybrids compared with their parents are in urgent need for solving the problems dealing with hybridization of rice and kaoliang.’
- ‘This was supplemented with kaoliang and similar grains.’
Early 20th century: from Chinese gāoliang, from gāo ‘high’ + liáng ‘fine grain’.
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