teff

[ tef ]
/ tɛf /
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noun

a grass, Eragrostis tef, native to northern Africa, where it is cultivated for its edible seeds.

Nearby words

  1. teetotaler,
  2. teetotalism,
  3. teetotum,
  4. teevee,
  5. tef,
  6. tefillah,
  7. tefillin,
  8. tefl,
  9. teflon,
  10. teflurane

Origin of teff

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

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