fufu

or fu-fu, foo·foo, foo-foo

[ foo-foo ]
/ ˈfuˌfu /

noun

a doughlike West African dish of boiled and ground plantain, yam, or cassava, made into balls to go with soups or stews.

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Origin of fufu

First recorded in 1740–50; from a West African language; compare Twi fufuu, Ewe fufu, Yoruba fùfú, Cuban Spanish fufú
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