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teff

[tef]
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noun
  1. a grass, Eragrostis tef, native to northern Africa, where it is cultivated for its edible seeds.
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Origin of teff

1780–90; < Amharic t’ef; compare Geez t’ah’əf, t’ayəf
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Historical Examples

  • About the 20th of November they reap the first barley, then the wheat, and last of all the 'teff.'

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    Jules Verne

  • The Teff is almost deserted, and near the sources of the Japur there remained but the fragments of the great nation of the Umaa.

  • About the 20th of November they begin to reap, first the barley, then the wheat, and lastly the teff.