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chaff


In dictionary for phrase chaff was found total 7 words.

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chaff plevy n:
chaff škádlení n:
chaff šmejd n:
Chaff Míč GB
Chaff Míč
Chaff Seznam severských bohů
chaff plevy Cereals dictionary

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chaff

Definition:

ChaffThe glumes or husks of grains and grasses separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc.
ChaffAnything of a comparatively light and worthless character; the refuse part of anything.
ChaffStraw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
ChaffLight jesting talk; banter; raillery.
ChaffThe scales or bracts on the receptacle, which subtend each flower in the heads of many Compositae, as the sunflower.
ChaffTo use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
ChaffTo make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.

Synonyms:

stubble, stalk, husk, straw, shuck, jolly, kid, banter, josh,
husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble, foil, plant material,

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Number of lists: 3
(noun) husk|shuck|stalk|straw|stubble|plant material (generic term)
(noun) foil (generic term)
(verb) kid|jolly|josh|banter|tease (generic term)|razz (generic term)|rag (generic term)|cod (generic term)|tantalize (generic term)|tantalise (generic term)|bait (generic term)|taunt (generic term)|twit (generic term)|rally (generic term)|ride (generic term)

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 Flag United states of America round flag English explanatory dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 the husks of corn or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing. 2 chopped hay and straw used as fodder. 3 light-hearted joking; banter. 4 worthless things; rubbish. 5 strips of metal foil released in the atmosphere to obstruct radar detection. --v. 1 tr. & intr. tease; banter. 2 tr. chop (straw etc.). øchaff-cutter a machine for chopping fodder. separate the wheat from the chaff distinguish good from bad. øøchaffy adj. [OE ceaf, cóf prob. f. Gmc: sense 3 of n. & 1 of v. perh. f. CHAFE],

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Merrian-Webster dictionary

Term Word class Description
chaff nounlight jesting talk BANTER
chaff nounmaterial (as strips of foil or clusters of fine wires) ejected into the air for reflecting radar waves (as for confusing an enemy's radar detection or for tracking a descending spacecraft)

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