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Chufa \Chu"fa\, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) A sedgelike plant ( Cyperus esculentus) producing edible tubers, native about the Mediterranean, now cultivated in many regions; the earth almond.


n. (taxlink Cyperus esculentus species noshow=1), a species of sedge native to warm temperate to subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere having small edible tubers.


n. European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers [syn: yellow nutgrass, earth almond, ground almond, rush nut, Cyperus esculentus]

Usage examples of "chufa".

Egyptians then domesticated the sycamore fig and a local vegetable called chufa.

Yosh's famished chaliko took advantage of the halt to scratch up a few chufas from the muddy earth.