Definition of durra in English:

durra

noun

(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

    ‘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.’

Pronunciation

durra

/ˈdo͝orə/ /ˈdʊrə/

Origin

Late 18th century from Arabic ḍura, ḍurra.