Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Tall millet; the name in China of Sorghum vulgare or Indian millet.

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  • noun A distilled alcoholic drink made from sorghum.

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  • noun sorghums of China and Manchuria having small white or brown grains (used for food) and dry pithy stalks (used for fodder, fuel and thatching)

Etymologies

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From Mandarin 高梁 / 高粱 (gāoliáng).

Examples

  • •Be careful if drinking kaoliang, a potent sorghum liquor.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • •Be careful if drinking kaoliang, a potent sorghum liquor.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • •Be careful if drinking kaoliang, a potent sorghum liquor.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • 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.

    Taiwan Alcoholics: No Place to Dry Out

  • 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.

    7. Sorghum

  • In the northern parts, especially, millions of villagers consider kaoliang a part of everyday living.

    10. Sorghum: Specialty Types

  • And when all that muddy water covered our fields, we had nothing to eat, except dried kaoliang cakes.

    The Kitchen God's wife

  • The kaoliang, or sorghum, winemaker plans to expand market share in China,

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • Either that or they started on the kaoliang a week early.

    Taipei Times

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