chufa, yellow nutgrass, earth almond, ground almond, rush nut, Cyperus esculentus

(noun) European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers

Source: WordNet® 3.1



chufa (plural chufas)

Cyperus esculentus, a species of sedge native to warm temperate to subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere having small edible tubers (tiger nuts).


• chufa sedge, yellow nutsedge, tigernut sedge, earthalmond


• fauch

Source: Wiktionary

Chu"fa, n. Etym: [Sp.] (Bot.)

Definition: A sedgelike plant (Cyperus esculentus) producing edible tubers, native about the Mediterranean, now cultivated in many regions; the earth almond.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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