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also dou·ra  (do͝or′ə)
A variety of sorghum widely cultivated in dry regions of Africa and Asia for its grain. Also called Egyptian corn.

[Arabic ḏura, grain; see ḏrw in Semitic roots.]


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(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]


(ˈdʊər ə)

a type of grain sorghum with slender stalks, cultivated in Asia and Africa and introduced into the U.S.
[1790–1800; < Arabic dhura(h)]
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Noun1.durra - sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africadurra - sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa
grain sorghum - any of several sorghums cultivated primarily for grain
References in classic literature ?
This should be blocked up with bundles of dhurra stalks--or, better, bundles of thorns.
Lutgaon, Dhurra, Migdi, Deora, Dhanuasagar and Junwani Block -Dindori District Dindori Including 45 Days Trial Run and 12 Months Operation and Maintenance
Dhurra, (144) the word for 'thigh', relates to the initial part of the name of Dharamulun, for he is also known in the initiation secrets as the man with one thigh or leg.