What is another word for kaffir corn?

6 synonyms found


[ kˈafi͡ə kˈɔːn], [ kˈafi‍ə kˈɔːn], [ k_ˈa_f_iə k_ˈɔː_n]

Kaffir corn is a popular crop plant that is grown for its edible grains and fodder in many parts of Africa. The plant is also known as Sorghum bicolor or simply sorghum, and it is a member of the grass family. There are several other synonyms for kaffir corn, including durra, jowar, milo, and guinea corn. Each synonym refers to a specific variety of sorghum that differs slightly in its seed size, color, and taste. In many cultures, kaffir corn is used to make bread, porridge, beer, and other food and beverage products. Its high nutritional value and drought resistance make it a valuable crop in areas where water is scarce.

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How to use "Kaffir corn" in context?

Kaffir corn, scientifically known as Zea mays subsp. mays, is an annual crop grown for its grain in Southern Africa. The seed is a red, flat pod that grows long and slender, unlike the more familiar white kernel of wheat or corn. Kaffir corn is part of the teosinte family, and is the most primitive member of that group. It's thought to have originated in Africa around 15 million years ago and was likely domesticated there. Kaffir corn is used as a cornmeal supplement in Africa, and is also cultivated in other parts of the world as a livestock feed.

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