Definitions

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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)

Etymologies

From Mandarin 高梁 / 高粱 (gāoliáng). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • •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.

    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

  • Kinmen kaoliang is the Henan government choice for treating guests After a procurement delegation from China's Jiangsu Province visited

    WN.com - Business News

  • KAOLIANG GALORE: One Henan company was looking for suppliers of kaoliang.

    WN.com - Business News

  • I cried so hard, my stomach hurt so much-for a little kaoliang cake hard enough to break my teeth. "

    The Kitchen God's wife

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