tufa

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tu·fa

noun \ˈtü-fə, ˈtyü-\

Definition of TUFA

1
:  tuff
2
:  a porous rock formed as a deposit from springs or streams; specifically :  travertine
tu·fa·ceous \tü-ˈfā-shəs, tyü-\ adjective

Origin of TUFA

Italian tufo, from Latin tofus
First Known Use: 1770

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