(?), a. 1. Abounding in, or resembling, chaff.
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Chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail.
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2. Light or worthless as chaff.
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Slight and chaffy opinion.
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3. (Bot.) (a) Resembling chaff; composed of light dry scales. (b) Bearing or covered with dry scales, as the under surface of certain ferns, or the disk of some composite flowers.
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