teff

[ tef ]

noun
  1. a grass, Eragrostis tef, native to the Horn of Africa, where it is cultivated for its edible seeds.

  2. the edible seeds of the grass Eragrostis tef.

  1. Sometimes teff flour . a flour made from the edible seeds of the grass Eragrostis tef, used especially in the cuisine of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Origin of teff

1
First recorded in 1780–90; from Amharic t’ef; compare Geez t’ah’əf, t’ayəf

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