One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Grain sorghum of the principal variety grown from north-eastern Africa to India.
Sorghum bicolor variety durra, family Gramineae; white durra is variety cernuum
- ‘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.’
- ‘For most Sudanese, the staple food is durra, used to make breads and porridge.’
Late 18th century: from Arabic ḍura, ḍurra.
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