Definition of durra in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdo͝orə/
(also dura)


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.


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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Syllabification: dur·ra

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