Definition of "teff" [teff]

  • A love grass (Eragrostis tef) native to northeastern Africa and southwestern Arabia, used as a cereal crop and livestock forage. (noun)

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Use "teff" in a sentence
  • "* steel cut oats (which I had never tried before and which were delightfully chewy) * whole grain teff seeds"
  • "Bags of alternative flours, including an African grain called teff, sat on the kitchen counter next to a standing mixer."
  • "Similarly, teff, which is the staple food for a significant proportion of Ethiopians and which has a low water demand, is presently grown under irrigation, but because of its low productivity and high labor demand it may be replaced by another crop."