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A cereal grass, such as ''Sorghum bicolor'' or ''Sorghum vulgare'', with broad, cornlike leaves that are native to Africa and Asia. Sorghum has been cultivated since ancient times for its grain (couscous) and as a source of syrup ([[blackstrap%20molasses|molasses]]). The tall, stiff, pithy stems have been and still are used for brooms and baskets. A reddish purple dye is extracted from the leaves and stems. Called guineense, it was used for dyeing Niger goatskins.
 
A cereal grass, such as ''Sorghum bicolor'' or ''Sorghum vulgare'', with broad, cornlike leaves that are native to Africa and Asia. Sorghum has been cultivated since ancient times for its grain (couscous) and as a source of syrup ([[blackstrap%20molasses|molasses]]). The tall, stiff, pithy stems have been and still are used for brooms and baskets. A reddish purple dye is extracted from the leaves and stems. Called guineense, it was used for dyeing Niger goatskins.
 
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[[File:Uemura 10-08-2009 338.jpg|thumb|Silk dyed with sorghum plants; Uemera Dye archive]]
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* See also [[http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/Category:Uemura_dye_archive '''Uemera Dye Archive''' (Takakibi/Morokoshi)]]
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
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* Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, ''Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology'', U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
 
* Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, ''Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology'', U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorghum (Accessed Nov. 9, 2005)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorghum (Accessed Nov. 9, 2005)
  
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

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Sorghum

Description

A cereal grass, such as Sorghum bicolor or Sorghum vulgare, with broad, cornlike leaves that are native to Africa and Asia. Sorghum has been cultivated since ancient times for its grain (couscous) and as a source of syrup (molasses). The tall, stiff, pithy stems have been and still are used for brooms and baskets. A reddish purple dye is extracted from the leaves and stems. Called guineense, it was used for dyeing Niger goatskins.

Silk dyed with sorghum plants; Uemera Dye archive

Synonyms and Related Terms

Sorghum bicolor; Sorghum vulgare; sorgo; broomcorn; milo; kafir; kaffir; durra; feterita; kaoliang; Sudan grass; sorghum guineense dye; Sorghum (Deut.); sorgo (Esp., It., Pol., Port.); zahina (Esp.); sorgho (Fr.); durra (Nor.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 780
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998