Terfezia

noun
Ter·​fez·​ia | \ -zēə \

Definition of Terfezia

: a genus of fungi (family Tuberaceae) resembling truffles and having subterranean tuberous ascocarps and in some classifications comprising a distinct family

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History and Etymology for Terfezia

New Latin, from Tuareg tarfest, tĕrfest (from Arabic tirfās, tirfāsh truffle) + New Latin -ia

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“Terfezia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Terfezia. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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