Guinea corn
Durra Dur"ra, n. [Ar. dhorra.] (Bot.) A kind of millet, cultivated throughout Asia, and introduced into the south of Europe; a variety of {Sorghum vulgare}; -- called also {Indian millet}, and {Guinea corn}. [Written also {dhoorra}, {dhurra}, {doura}, etc.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Guinea corn — Guinea Guin ea (g[i^]n [ e]), n. 1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named. [1913 Webster] 2. A gold coin of England… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guinea corn — noun sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa • Syn: ↑durra, ↑doura, ↑dourah, ↑Egyptian corn, ↑Indian millet • Hypernyms: ↑grain sorghum * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guinea corn — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guinea corn — /gɪni ˈkɔn/ (say ginee kawn) noun → durra. Also, Guinea corn. {US from Guinea (def. 2) + corn1 (sorghum) …   Australian English dictionary

  • guinea-corn — n. Doura, Indian millet, negro corn (Sorghum vulgare) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Guinea corn — durra. [1665 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • guinea corn yaw — a lesion of yaws that resembles a grain of corn (maize) …   Medical dictionary

  • Guinea — Guin ea (g[i^]n [ e]), n. 1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named. [1913 Webster] 2. A gold coin of England current for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guinea Current — Guinea Guin ea (g[i^]n [ e]), n. 1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named. [1913 Webster] 2. A gold coin of England… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guinea dropper — Guinea Guin ea (g[i^]n [ e]), n. 1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named. [1913 Webster] 2. A gold coin of England… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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