Definition of durra in US English:

durra

(also dura)

noun

  • Grain sorghum of the principal variety grown from northeastern 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

/ˈdʊrə//ˈdo͝orə/