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durra Syllabification: dur·ra
Pronunciation: /ˈdo͝orə/
(also dura)

Definition of durra in English:

noun

Grain sorghum of the principal variety grown from northeastern Africa to India.
  • Sorghum bicolor variety durra, family Gramineae; white durra is variety cernuum
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with durra

Angostura, Bonaventura, bravura, Bujumbura, caesura, camera obscura, coloratura, curer, Dürer, Estremadura, figura, fioritura, Führer, insurer, Jura, juror, Madura, nomenklatura, procurer, sura, surah, tamboura, tempura, tourer

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