Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thin, round traditionally Ethiopian flatbread prepared by fermenting batter made from teff flour and cooking it on a griddle, usually eaten by placing servings of accompanying dishes on top of one flatbread and breaking off pieces of another to scoop up bite-sized morsels.

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  • noun A pancake-like bread made from fermented teff flour, a traditional food of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, and the Nuer people of Sudan.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Amharic ənjära; perhaps akin to gaggärä, to bake bread.]

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Tigrinya እንጀራ (ʾ‌ənğära)

Examples

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  • "Perhaps what decided them was the sight of one of the volunteer ladies wobbling through the mud with the invalids' food piled up in plastic boxes in two clean pails. In each box could be seen voluptuous folds of good injera made with pure teff, and out of the folds bulged thick yellow shiro."

    - 'Resetlement, Ethiopia, 1985', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008