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dur·raalso dou·ra (do͝or′ə)
A variety of sorghum widely cultivated in dry regions of Africa and Asia for its grain. Also called Egyptian corn.
(Plants) an Old World variety of sorghum, Sorghum vulgare durra, with erect hairy flower spikes and round seeds: cultivated for grain and fodder. Also called: Guinea corn or Indian millet
[C18: from Arabic dhurah grain]
a type of grain sorghum with slender stalks, cultivated in Asia and Africa and introduced into the U.S.
[1790–1800; < Arabic dhura(h)]