teff

teff

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

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

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tef or teff (tɛf)
 
n
an annual grass, Eragrostis abyssinica, of NE Africa, grown for its grain
 
[C18: from Amharic tēf]
 
teff or teff
 
n
 
[C18: from Amharic tēf]

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