Chaff"y (?), a.

1.

Abounding in, or resembling, chaff.

Chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail. Coleridge.

2.

Light or worthless as chaff.

Slight and chaffy opinion. Glanvill.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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