[ choo-fuh ]
/ ˈtʃu fə /
an African plant, Cyperus esculentus sativus, of the sedge family, having a tuberous, edible root.
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British Dictionary definitions for chufa
/ (ˈtʃuːfə) /
a sedge, Cyperus esculentus, of warm regions of the Old World, with nutlike edible tubers
Word Origin for chufa
C19: from Old Spanish: a morsel, joke, from chufar to joke, from chuflar to deride, ultimately from Latin sībilāre to whistle
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