Entry ampemby
Part of speech noun
Malagasy definition  [Taimoro] taho, eran-tanan'ila, zarana (antsy, ets) [Rakotosaona 1975]

Entry ampemby
Part of speech noun
Malagasy definition Zavamaniry sahalahala amin' ny katsaka [Rajemisa 1985]
English translation a plant extensively cultivated; the grain resembles peeled rice and is eaten; the stalk is used in making fences, etc. Doura or Indian millet. Sorghum vulgare, Pers. Same as variampemby (Bets.), and varifemba (Betsim.). [Richardson 1885]
French translation  [Betsileo, Merina, Sakalava, Tankarana, Tsimihety] Nom général des sorghos. On cultive, outre Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. et Sorghum caffrorum (Retz) P. Beauv., Sorghum roxburghii Stapf. (Poaceae). Graines alimentaires. [Boiteau 1997]
Scientific name Sorghum caffrorum, Sorghum halepense, Sorghum roxburghii
Synonyms variampemby ~ varifemba
Examples Fa ny vary tritika sy ny ampemby no tsy mba naripaka, satria mbola fohy ireny. [Baiboly: 2.9.32]

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