Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See durra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa; A kind of millet. See durra.

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  • noun A kind of sorghum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa

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Examples

  • The mountains drew farther apart, revealing in their place numerous villages, and fields of white Indian corn, doura, and sugar-cane.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • For several months he was heavily chained and fed on a daily handful of uncooked doura, such as is given to horses and mules.

    The River War An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

  • Creeping forward through the high doura, they were able to get within 300 yards of the enclosures.

    The River War An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

  • For the first two hours the road lay through doura plantations and high grass which rose above the heads even of men mounted on camels; but as the town was approached, the doura ceased, and the troops emerged from the jungle on to an undulating moorland with occasional patches of rushes and withered grass.

    The River War An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

  • The smell of the putrefying corpses which lay around the walls and in the doura crop, together with the unhealthy climate and the filth of the town, was a fertile source of disease.

    The River War An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

  • And the sakieh raises its wailing, wayward voice and sings to the shadoof; and the shadoof sings to the sakieh; and the lifted water falls and flows away into the green wilderness of doura that, like

    The Spell of Egypt

  • 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

  • But this plain, where the fellaheen are stooping to the soil, and the women are carrying the water-jars, and the children are playing in the doura, and the oxen and the camels are working with ploughs that look like relics of far-off days, is the possession of the two great presiding beings whom you see from an enormous distance, the Colossi of

    The Spell of Egypt

  • 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

  • Then suddenly it spread its wings, and, straight as an arrow, it flew away over the sands and the waters toward the doura-fields and Cairo.

    The Spell of Egypt

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