variants or less commonly federita
plural -s
: 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

Word History


Sudanese Arabic; akin to Arabic faṭīrah unleavened bread

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“Feterita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feterita. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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