Definition of fufu in English:

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fufu

Pronunciation: /ˈfuːfuː/
(also foo-foo)

noun

[mass noun]
Dough made from boiled and ground plantain or cassava, used as a staple food in parts of West and central Africa.
Example sentences
  • In Africa, fufu is made by boiling plantain, cassava, or rice, and then pounding it with a large wooden mortar and pestle.
  • Bakongo enjoy one of several sauces, eaten with fufu or with rice.
  • It's not very Atkins, but it is good, useful food: a solid belly filler, as anyone who's eaten African fufu or ugali will tell you.

Origin

From Akan fufuu.

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