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  • n. See Durra.

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  • n. sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa

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  • "To feed themselves and their owners, the workers at Comingtee grew corn, peas, and sweet potatoes. (Initially both whites and blacks acquired these shared staple tastes from the Natives.) 'Guinea corn,' first brought to the colonies on ships from African coasts, supplemented the maize, or 'Indian corn.'"

    —Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family (NY: Ballantine Books, 1998), 91

    September 26, 2009