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tufa

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noun tu·fa \ˈtü-fə, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tufa

  1. 1 :  tuff

  2. 2 :  a porous rock formed as a deposit from springs or streams; specifically :  travertine

tufaceous

play \tü-ˈfā-shəs, tyü-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of tufa

Italian tufo, from Latin tofus


First Known Use: 1770


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