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teff

Syllabification: teff

Definition of teff in English:

noun

An African cereal that is cultivated almost exclusively in Ethiopia, used mainly to make flour.
  • Eragrostis tef, family Gramineae
Example sentences
  • It takes only one application to the seed of monocotyledonous crops such as wheat, rice, maize, teff, and sorghum to increase overall basic food production in any country where it is needed,’ he explains.
  • The chief staple crops include a variety of grains, such as teff, wheat, barley, corn, sorghum, and millet; coffee; pulses; and oilseed.
  • Corn, rice, wheat, quinoa, teff, and other grains provide steady energy and filling fiber.

Origin

late 18th century: from Amharic ṭêf.

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