Teff definition

tĕf
An annual grass (Eragrostis tef) native to northeast Africa, having very small, edible seeds and cultivated as a cereal crop and for livestock forage.
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The seeds of this plant, ground to produce flour.
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A love grass, Eragrostis tef, with small seeds, grown as a cereal and for forage in Ethiopia and parts of Arabia.
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The fine grain of this plant.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of teff - tef

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
teff
Plural:
teffs

Origin of teff

  • Amharic ṭef ṭḥp in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Amharic ጤፍ (ṭēff)

    From Wiktionary