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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dur·ra n.  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.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Guin·ea 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.
 2. A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817.
 The guinea, so called from the Guinea gold out of which it
 was first struck, was proclaimed in 1663, and to go for twenty shillings; but it never went for less than twenty-one shillings.   --Pinkerton.
 Guinea corn. Bot. See Durra.
 Guinea Current Geog., a current in the Atlantic Ocean setting southwardly into the Bay of Benin on the coast of Guinea.
 Guinea dropper one who cheats by dropping counterfeit guineas. [Obs.] --Gay.
 Guinea fowl, Guinea hen Zool., an African gallinaceous bird, of the genus Numida, allied to the pheasants. The common domesticated species (Numida meleagris), has a colored fleshy horn on each aide of the head, and is of a dark gray color, variegated with small white spots. The crested Guinea fowl (Numida cristata) is a finer species.
 Guinea grains Bot., grains of Paradise, or amomum. See Amomum.
 Guinea grass Bot., a tall strong forage grass (Panicum jumentorum) introduced. from Africa into the West Indies and Southern United States.
 Guinea-hen flower Bot., a liliaceous flower (Fritillaria Meleagris) with petals spotted like the feathers of the Guinea hen.
 Guinea peach. See under Peach.
 Guinea pepper Bot., the pods of the Xylopia aromatica, a tree of the order Anonaceæ, found in tropical West Africa. They are also sold under the name of Piper aethiopicum.
 Guinea plum Bot., the fruit of Parinarium excelsum, a large West African tree of the order Chrysobalaneæ, having a scarcely edible fruit somewhat resembling a plum, which is also called gray plum and rough-skin plum.
 Guinea worm Zool., a long and slender African nematoid worm (Filaria Medinensis) of a white color. It lives in the cellular tissue of man, beneath the skin, and produces painful sores.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·di·an a.
 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies.
 2. Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk.
 3. Made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like. [U.S.]
 Indian bay Bot., a lauraceous tree (Persea Indica).
 Indian bean Bot., a name of the catalpa.
 Indian berry. Bot. Same as Cocculus indicus.
 Indian bread. Bot. Same as Cassava.
 Indian club, a wooden club, which is swung by the hand for gymnastic exercise.
 Indian cordage, cordage made of the fibers of cocoanut husk.
 Indian cress Bot., nasturtium. See Nasturtium, 2.
 Indian cucumber Bot., a plant of the genus Medeola (Medeola Virginica), a common in woods in the United States.  The white rootstock has a taste like cucumbers.
 Indian currant Bot., a plant of the genus Symphoricarpus (Symphoricarpus vulgaris), bearing small red berries.
 Indian dye, the puccoon.
 Indian fig. Bot. (a) The banyan. See Banyan. (b) The prickly pear.
 Indian file, single file; arrangement of persons in a row following one after another, the usual way among Indians of traversing woods, especially when on the war path.
 Indian fire, a pyrotechnic composition of sulphur, niter, and realgar, burning with a brilliant white light.
 Indian grass Bot., a coarse, high grass (Chrysopogon nutans), common in the southern portions of the United States; wood grass. --Gray.
 Indian hemp. Bot. (a) A plant of the genus Apocynum (Apocynum cannabinum), having a milky juice, and a tough, fibrous bark, whence the name. The root it used in medicine and is both emetic and cathartic in properties. (b) The variety of common hemp (Cannabis Indica), from which hasheesh is obtained.
 Indian mallow Bot., the velvet leaf (Abutilon Avicennæ). See Abutilon.
 Indian meal, ground corn or maize. [U.S.]
 Indian millet Bot., a tall annual grass (Sorghum vulgare), having many varieties, among which are broom corn, Guinea corn, durra, and the Chinese sugar cane. It is called also Guinea corn. See Durra.
 Indian ox Zool., the zebu.
 Indian paint. See Bloodroot.
 Indian paper. See India paper, under India.
 Indian physic Bot., a plant of two species of the genus Gillenia (Gillenia trifoliata, and Gillenia stipulacea), common in the United States, the roots of which are used in medicine as a mild emetic; -- called also American ipecac, and bowman's root. --Gray.
 Indian pink. Bot. (a) The Cypress vine (Ipomœa Quamoclit); -- so called in the West Indies. (b) See China pink, under China.
 Indian pipe Bot., a low, fleshy herb (Monotropa uniflora), growing in clusters in dark woods, and having scalelike leaves, and a solitary nodding flower. The whole plant is waxy white, but turns black in drying.
 Indian plantain Bot., a name given to several species of the genus Cacalia, tall herbs with composite white flowers, common through the United States in rich woods. --Gray.
 Indian poke Bot., a plant usually known as the white hellebore (Veratrum viride).
 Indian pudding, a pudding of which the chief ingredients are Indian meal, milk, and molasses.
 Indian purple. (a) A dull purple color. (b) The pigment of the same name, intensely blue and black.
 Indian red. (a) A purplish red earth or pigment composed of a silicate of iron and alumina, with magnesia. It comes from the Persian Gulf. Called also Persian red. (b) See Almagra.
 Indian rice Bot., a reedlike water grass. See Rice.
 Indian shot Bot., a plant of the genus Canna (Canna Indica).  The hard black seeds are as large as swan shot. See Canna.
 Indian summer, in the United States, a period of warm and pleasant weather occurring late in autumn. See under Summer.
 Indian tobacco Bot., a species of Lobelia. See Lobelia.
 Indian turnip Bot., an American plant of the genus Arisæma. Arisæma triphyllum has a wrinkled farinaceous root resembling a small turnip, but with a very acrid juice. See Jack in the Pulpit, and Wake-robin.
 Indian wheat, maize or Indian corn.
 Indian yellow. (a) An intense rich yellow color, deeper than gamboge but less pure than cadmium. (b) See Euxanthin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Guinea corn
      n : sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa [syn: durra,
           doura, dourah, Egyptian corn, Indian millet]