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tef

teff

noun
  1. an annual grass, Eragrostis abyssinica, of NE Africa, grown for its grain

Word Origin

C18: from Amharic tēf
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for tef

Historical Examples

  • Tephrite, tef′rīt, n. a name applied to certain modern volcanic rocks.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

    Various


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