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Definition of "duma" []

  • A Russian national parliament during czarist times. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "duma" in a sentence
  • "The product, called duma, is primed by a specially prepared starter culture called duma-grains (iyal-duma)."
  • "I'm probably a total duma$$ but VLC just don't work for me ..."
  • "There is opposition to its missile defense provisions in both ratifying bodies—Congress and the Russian duma—for opposite reasons: the Russians say they have the right to withdraw from the treaty if the U.S. takes any missile defense steps not to its liking, and anti-treaty forces on the U.S. side have argued against ratification because they believe it will hamper ballistic missile defense."