doura or dou·rah [doo r-uh] Examples noun

  1. durra.

durra or dou·ra, dou·rah [doo r-uh] noun

  1. a type of grain sorghum with slender stalks, cultivated in Asia and Africa and introduced into the U.S.

Origin of durra 1790–1800; Arabic dhura(h)Also called Indian millet, Guinea corn. Examples from the Web for doura Historical Examples of doura

  • The peasants in their gay-coloured clothing are ploughing the rich, red-brown soil for the late crop of doura.

    Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land

    Henry Van Dyke

  • He put out one lean, dark hand, and pulled at the heavily podded head of a doura plant.

    Bella Donna

    Robert Hichens

  • As I turned, far off in Cairo I saw the first lights glittering across the fields of doura, silvery white, like diamonds.

    The Spell of Egypt

    Robert Hichens

  • Close to the right of the front of Medinet-Abu there are trees covered with yellow flowers; beyond are fields of doura.

    The Spell of Egypt

    Robert Hichens

  • But the doura rises higher than the heads of the naked children who stand among it to watch you canter past.

    The Spell of Egypt

    Robert Hichens

  • British Dictionary definitions for doura doura noun

    1. a variant of durra

    durra doura or dourah (ˈdʊərə) noun

    1. an Old World variety of sorghum, Sorghum vulgare durra, with erect hairy flower spikes and round seeds: cultivated for grain and fodderAlso called: Guinea corn, Indian millet

    Word Origin for durra C18: from Arabic dhurah grain

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