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chufa

[choo-fuh] /ˈtʃu fə/
noun
1.
an African plant, Cyperus esculentus sativus, of the sedge family, having a tuberous, edible root.
Also called earth almond.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; < Spanish
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  • chufa plots planted for turkeys are also a favorite food source for hogs.
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chufa

/ˈtʃuːfə/
noun
1.
a sedge, Cyperus esculentus, of warm regions of the Old World, with nutlike edible tubers
Word Origin
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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