One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Grain sorghum of the principal variety grown from north-eastern Africa to India.
- ‘For most Sudanese, the staple food is durra, used to make breads and porridge.’
- ‘While Bordeaux wines rely heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, Gaillac uses the unusual brancol and dura, as well as the better known Syrah and Merlot varieties.’
Late 18th century: from Arabic ḍura, ḍurra.
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