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- n. A distilled alcoholic drink made from sorghum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tall millet; the name in China of Sorghum vulgare or Indian millet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sorghums of China and Manchuria having small white or brown grains (used for food) and dry pithy stalks (used for fodder, fuel and thatching)
•Be careful if drinking kaoliang, a potent sorghum liquor.
As in the West, alcohol in Taiwanese culture is a social lubricant, the imbibing of which is seen by many as a measure of fortitude and spunk -- particularly if drinkers knock down a shot of hard liquor like kaoliang in one gulp.
Cross-pollination with a wild Chinese sorghum seems the most likely reason why the sorghum now found in China (the kaoliang group) has its own distinctive character.
In the northern parts, especially, millions of villagers consider kaoliang a part of everyday living.
And when all that muddy water covered our fields, we had nothing to eat, except dried kaoliang cakes.
The kaoliang, or sorghum, winemaker plans to expand market share in China,
Either that or they started on the kaoliang a week early.
Kinmen kaoliang is the Henan government choice for treating guests After a procurement delegation from China's Jiangsu Province visited
KAOLIANG GALORE: One Henan company was looking for suppliers of kaoliang.
I cried so hard, my stomach hurt so much-for a little kaoliang cake hard enough to break my teeth. "
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