chaffy
adjective see chaff I

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  • Chaffy — Chaff y, a. 1. Abounding in, or resembling, chaff. [1913 Webster] Chaffy grain beneath the thresher s flail. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. Light or worthless as chaff. [1913 Webster] Slight and chaffy opinion. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaffy — [chaf′ē] adj. chaffier, chaffiest 1. full of chaff 2. like chaff; worthless …   English World dictionary

  • chaffy — adjective 1. abounding in or covered with or resembling or consisting of chaff • Syn: ↑chafflike • Pertains to noun: ↑chaff (for: ↑chafflike), ↑chaff • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chaffy — chaffiness, n. /chaf ee, chah fee/, adj., chaffier, chaffiest. consisting of, covered with, or resembling chaff. [1545 55; CHAFF1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • chaffy — adjective Like or containing chaff …   Wiktionary

  • chaffy — adj. consisting of or resembling chaff; worthless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chafflike — adjective abounding in or covered with or resembling or consisting of chaff • Syn: ↑chaffy • Pertains to noun: ↑chaff, ↑chaff (for: ↑chaffy) • Derivationally related forms: ↑chaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acerose — Ac er*ose , a. [(a) L. acerosus chaffy, fr. acus, gen. aceris, chaff; (b) as if fr. L. acus needle: cf. F. ac[ e]reux.] (Bot.) (a) Having the nature of chaff; chaffy. (b) Needle shaped, having a sharp, rigid point, as the leaf of the pine. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ramentaceous —   a. bearing, like or consisting of small shavings or chaffy scales.    ♦ ramental, a.    ♦ ramentiferous, a. bearing such scales.    ♦ ramentum, n. ( pl.    ♦ ta) shaving; chaffy scale on young ferns …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • scale fern — noun small European fern with chaffy leathery fronds • Syn: ↑scaly fern, ↑Asplenium ceterach, ↑Ceterach officinarum • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Member Holonyms: ↑Asplenium, ↑genus Aspl …   Useful english dictionary

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