or dou·ra, dou·rah
- a type of grain sorghum with slender stalks, cultivated in Asia and Africa and introduced into the U.S.
Origin of durra
1790–1800; < Arabic dhura(h)
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The peasants in their gay-coloured clothing are ploughing the rich, red-brown soil for the late crop of doura.Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land
Henry Van Dyke
He put out one lean, dark hand, and pulled at the heavily podded head of a doura plant.Bella Donna
As I turned, far off in Cairo I saw the first lights glittering across the fields of doura, silvery white, like diamonds.
Close to the right of the front of Medinet-Abu there are trees covered with yellow flowers; beyond are fields of doura.
But the doura rises higher than the heads of the naked children who stand among it to watch you canter past.
- a variant of durra
doura or dourah (ˈdʊərə)
- an Old World variety of sorghum, Sorghum vulgare durra, with erect hairy flower spikes and round seeds: cultivated for grain and fodderAlso called: Guinea corn, Indian millet
C18: from Arabic dhurah grain
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