Definition of milo in US English:

milo

noun

  • Sorghum of a drought-resistant variety that is an important grain in the central US, Africa, and Asia.

    • ‘They sold milo in March for $4.11 per cwt., quite a bit better than $3.14 at harvest.’
    • ‘The diet was primarily finely rolled milo, with sorghum silage, soybean meal, urea, and ammonium sulfate.’
    • ‘Most milo fields look good and haven't run out of moisture yet.’
    • ‘The cost of producing an acre of milo is $50 per acre less than corn.’
    • ‘Plantings behind soybeans and corn or milo are coming slower.’
    • ‘The corn, milo, and soybeans are okay now, but rain will have to come within the week or losses will start to mount.’
    • ‘They have a 2500-acre grain operation with wheat, soybeans, corn, and milo.’
    • ‘What cereal grains other than corn, wheat, oats, milo, or barley may be available?’
    • ‘They will pose a problem later for milo and corn growers.’
    • ‘Fed myself a bowl of hi-low milk and milo cereal.’
    • ‘By 1981 the total irrigated acreage had increased to 40,000 acres, and crop diversification had added alfalfa, pinto beans, corn, and milo.’
    • ‘Ethanol can be made from virtually any starch feedstock, such as sugar cane, wheat or milo, but most of the fuel ethanol used in the U.S. today is produced from corn and America grows a lot of corn.’
    • ‘Cool nights have stalled out many milo fields and concern is mounting about whether the crop will be ready in time.’
    • ‘But Schmidt still sells half of his 2,000 acres of crops - milo, irrigated corn, and beans - through NFO.’
    • ‘Its elevators handle wheat, corn, soybeans, milo and sunflowers.’
    • ‘In the meantime, we are conducting trials at the Rogers Memorial Farm to determine the effect of row cleaning with earlier planted milo.’
    • ‘Beans and milo are also impacted, but perhaps not as much as the corn.’
    • ‘‘We saw no sign of corn borers in milo fields just a few miles away from the infested ones,’ he said.’
    • ‘Dryland milo yields are ranging from 20 to 110 bushels per acre with an average of 60.’
    • ‘When considering last year's drought, many dryland farmers may be asking themselves ‘Should I plant milo or corn, and how much of each should I plant?’’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Sesotho maili.

Pronunciation

milo

/ˈmaɪloʊ//ˈmīlō/