noun. an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flour of good quality) as well as for forage and hay.
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. 3. Adjective 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.