durra

or dou·ra, dou·rah

[ doo r-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.

Nearby words

  1. duro,
  2. duroc,
  3. durocher,
  4. durometer,
  5. duroziez symptom,
  6. durrell,
  7. durrell, lawrence,
  8. durrie,
  9. durry,
  10. durrës

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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