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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.
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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]
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|Noun||1.||teff - an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flour of good quality) as well as for forage and hay|
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