Definition of durra in English:

durra

Pronunciation /ˈdʊərə//ˈdʊrə/

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

    • ‘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.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Arabic ḍura, ḍurra.

Pronunciation

durra

/ˈdʊərə//ˈdʊrə/