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durra

or dou·ra, dou·rah

[ door-uh ]
/ ˈdʊər ə /
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noun
a type of grain sorghum with slender stalks, cultivated in Asia and Africa and introduced into the U.S.
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Also called Indian millet, Guinea corn.

Origin of durra

1790–1800; <Arabic dhura(h)
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British Dictionary definitions for durra

durra

doura or dourah (ˈdʊərə)

/ (ˈdʌrə) /

noun
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

Word Origin for durra

C18: from Arabic dhurah grain
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