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  • adj. Like or containing chaff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding in, or resembling, chaff.
  • adj. Light or worthless as chaff.
  • adj.
  • adj. Resembling chaff; composed of light dry scales.
  • adj. Bearing or covered with dry scales, as the under surface of certain ferns, or the disk of some composite flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like chaff; full of chaff.
  • In botany, furnished with chaff, as the receptacle in some compound flowers; paleaceous.
  • Figuratively, light; frivolous; unstable.
  • Given to chaffing; bantering; ironical
  • n. A chaffinch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. abounding in or covered with or resembling or consisting of chaff
  • adj. value

Etymologies

chaff +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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