1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Durra
|←Durocher, Joseph Marie Elisabeth||1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 8
|Duruy, Jean Victor→|
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DURRA (also written dourah, dhura, &c.; Arabic for a pearl, hence a grain of corn), a cereal grass, Sorghum vulgare, extensively cultivated in tropical and semi-tropical countries, where the grain, made into bread, forms an important article of diet. In non-Arabic-speaking countries it is known by other names, such as Indian or African millet, pearl millet, Guinea corn and Kaffir corn. In India it is called jowari, jowaree, jawari, &c. (Hindī, jawārī).