noun. an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flour of good quality) as well as for forage and hay.
- Eragrostic abyssinica
- Eragrostis tef
- love grass
- bay grass
- ጤፍ (Amharic)
Example sentences of the word teff
1. Noun, singular or mass
Native to Africa, tiny teff seeds cook quickly into a light, nutty-tasting dish or are ground into flour.
2. Verb, base form
In addition to the aforementioned high-protein nonwheat flours, amaranth flour, spelt flour, chickpea flour and teff flour all make capable additions to the nonwheat-flour combination.
Made with teff flour, a short fermentation period gives the bread its distinctive sour taste.
4. Existential there
If soil is moderately fertile, teff usually doesn't need fertilizer.