noun fet·er·i·ta \ˌfed(‧)əˈrētə\
variants: less commonly



Definition of feterita



  1. :  any of various grain sorghums that are derived from a Sudanese sorghum (Sorghum vulgare variety caudatum) and are characterized by compact oval heads of exceptionally large soft white seeds

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Origin and Etymology of feterita

Sudanese Arabic; akin to Arabic faṭīrah unleavened bread

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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