or dou·ra, dou·rah

[ doo r-uh ]
/ ˈdʊər ə /


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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doura or dourah (ˈdʊərə)

/ (ˈdʌrə) /


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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