doura or dou·rah [doo r-uh] Examples noun
durra or dou·ra, dou·rah [doo r-uh] noun
- 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, . 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.
Henry Van Dyke
He put out one lean, dark hand, and pulled at the heavily podded head of a doura plant.
As I turned, far off in Cairo I saw the first lights glittering across the fields of doura, silvery white, like diamonds.
Close to the right of the front of Medinet-Abu there are trees covered with yellow flowers; beyond are fields of doura.
But the doura rises higher than the heads of the naked children who stand among it to watch you canter past.
British Dictionary definitions for doura doura noun
- a variant of
durra doura or dourah (ˈdʊərə) noun
- 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