Definition of chufa in English:


Syllabification: chu·fa
Pronunciation: /ˈCHo͞ofə


1An Old World sedge that yields an edible tuber. It is cultivated on a small scale, particularly in some marshy regions of Spain and Italy. Also called earth almond.
  • Cyperus esculentus variety sativus, family Cyperaceae
More example sentences
  • And because of their hardy nature, a plot of chufas will last for years in poor soil as well as fertilized fields.
  • Today he has six chufa plots and credits chufas with holding more birds on his land.
  • Wild turkeys will destroy a food plot containing chufas if the grazing pressure is too high.
1.1The tuber of the chufa plant, which may be roasted, made into flour, or turned into juice.
More example sentences
  • Archaeologists have even found vases of chufas in the tombs of Pharaohs.
  • Now put the chufas in a blender until they turn into a soft paste.
  • Horchata de chufas is a traditional drink based on the juice obtained from mashed chufas (tiger nuts).


mid 19th century: from Spanish.

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