noun Etymology: Arabic dialect (Sudan) ḥijērī, perhaps alteration of Arabic ḥijārī stony Date: 1919 any of several Sudanese grain sorghums having chalky white seeds including one grown in the southwestern United States

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  • hegari — n. Sudanese sorghums having white seeds; one variety is grown in Southwestern U.S. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hegari — [hi ger′ē, heg′ə rē] n. [Ar (in Sudan) hegiri, for hajari, stony] any of several varieties of grain sorghums having juicy, leafy stalks and erect heads with grayish grain …   English World dictionary

  • hegari — /hi gar ee, gair ee, heg euh ree/, n. a grain sorghum having chalky white seeds. [1915 20; < Sudanese Ar hijeri, var. of Ar hijari stonelike] * * * …   Universalium

  • hegari — he·gari …   English syllables

  • hegari — he•gar•i [[t]hɪˈgær i, ˈgɛər i[/t]] n. pln a grain sorghum having chalky white seeds • Etymology: 1915–20; < Sudanese Ar ḥijērī, var. of Ar ḥijārī stonelike …   From formal English to slang

  • hegari — noun Sudanese sorghums having white seeds; one variety grown in southwestern United States • Hypernyms: ↑grain sorghum * * * hə̇ˈgarē, ˈger , ˈhegərē noun ( s) Etymology: Arabic (Sudan) hegiri, from Arabic ḥajari, ḥijāri stony, stonelike …   Useful english dictionary

  • grain sorghum — noun any of several sorghums cultivated primarily for grain • Hypernyms: ↑sorghum • Hyponyms: ↑durra, ↑doura, ↑dourah, ↑Egyptian corn, ↑Indian millet, ↑Guinea corn, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • he|gar|i — «hih GAIR ee, HEHG uhr », noun. an African grain sorghum grown, in an early maturing variety, in the southwestern United States. ╂[< Arabic hegarī, variant of hajarī stony] …   Useful english dictionary

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