Definition of durra in English:

durra

Pronunciation /ˈdʊrə//ˈdʊərə/

noun

mass noun
  • Grain sorghum of the principal variety grown from north-eastern Africa to India.

    Sorghum bicolor variety durra, family Gramineae; white durra is variety cernuum

    • ‘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.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Arabic ḍura, ḍurra.

Pronunciation

durra

/ˈdʊrə//ˈdʊərə/