Chafer meaning

chāfər
Any of various plant-eating scarab beetles, such as the rose chafer.
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Any of various beetles (esp. family Scarabaeidae) that feed on plants, as the cockchafer or rose chafer.
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One who chafes.
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A vessel for heating water; hence, a dish or pan.
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Any of several scarab beetles, including the cockchafer, leaf chafer and rose chafer.
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Origin of chafer

  • Middle English a kind of beetle from Old English ceafor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Cognate with German Käfer and Dutch kever.

    From Wiktionary

  • chafe +‎ -er

    From Wiktionary