chufa

[ choo-fuh ]
/ ˈtʃu fə /

noun

an African plant, Cyperus esculentus sativus, of the sedge family, having a tuberous, edible root.

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Origin of chufa

1850–55, Americanism;<Spanish
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British Dictionary definitions for chufa

chufa
/ (ˈtʃuːfə) /

noun

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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