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teff

 (tĕf)
n.
1. An annual grass (Eragrostis tef) native to northeast Africa, having very small, edible seeds and cultivated as a cereal crop and for livestock forage.
2. The seeds of this plant, ground to produce flour.

[Amharic ṭef; see ṭḥp in Semitic roots.]

teff

(tɛf)

n.
a grass, Eragrostis tef, native to N Africa, cultivated for its edible seeds.
[1780–90; < Amharic t'ef; compare Geez t'ah'əf, t'ayəf]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teff - an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flour of good quality) as well as for forage and hay
bay grass, love grass - any of various grasses of the genus Eragrostis; specially useful for forage and for the prevention of erosion
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The bars are made with ancient grains using a Smart Flour blend of teff, sorghum, amaranth and tapioca flours.
Common wholegrain products include: Whole wheat flour, Whole wheat bread, Whole wheat pasta, Rolled oats or oat groats, Triticale flour, Popcorn, and Teff flour.