American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An Old World sedge (Cyperus esculentus var. sativus) having edible nutlike tubers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of sedge, Cyperus esculentus, the tuberous roots of which are used as a vegetable in the south of Europe.
- n. Cyperus esculentus, a species of sedge native to warm temperate to subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere having small edible tubers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A sedgelike plant (Cyperus esculentus) producing edible tubers, native about the Mediterranean, now cultivated in many regions; the earth almond.
- n. European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
- Spanish, from Latin cyphi ("gallingale perfume"). (Wiktionary)
- From Spanish chufar, to make fun of, alteration of chuflar, to whistle, ridicule, from Vulgar Latin *sufilāre, alteration of Latin sībilāre, sīfilāre, to hiss, whistle at; see sibilant. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I would add chufa to the list deer and turkey love them”
“One Friday afternoon, en route to the medieval rectory that served as the family's country home, Javier suddenly veered sharply right upon hearing I'd never had horchata de chufa , a sweet milk made from tiger nuts.”
“Just overlook a food source ie bean fields chufa patches and greenfields, turnips.”
“Till the ground well and broadcast 30 to 50 pounds of chufa seed per acre.”
“Though some chufa may regenerate, replanting it annually will ensure a full crop.”
“Chinese Water Chestnut and Tiger Nut The Chinese water chestnut and the tiger nut, or chufa, are both members of the sedge family, a group of water grasses that includes papyrus.”
“Orgeat also became the Spanish word horchata, which gradually evolved from a barley drink to a drink made with either rice or the chufa or tiger “nut” p.”
“The Spanish make the sweet drink horchata de chufa from dried tiger nuts by soaking them in water, grinding and resoaking, straining, and adding sugar.”
“Evolucin de las caractersticas analiticas de la chufa (Cyperus esculentus L.) a lo largo del periodo de recoleccin.”
“Although most of the literature on chufa is concerned with its eradication as a weed, there is continuing interest in the plant as a food and as a drink in the form of horchata.”
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