Origin of chafer
Examples from the Web for chafer
This is followed by a resting (pseudo-pupal) stage, and this by two successive larval stages like the grub of a chafer.
The cause of giving the chariot to Fiacc was that a chafer had gnawed his leg, so that death was nigh unto him.
The chafer was associated with the sun in Egypt, the broken egg engaged the attention of the thinking in Tibet.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes|Lina Eckenstein
Then the chafer, who was by a whole day the elder, disappeared among the blades of grass, leaving the other greatly impressed.Little Johannes|Frederik van Eeden
Put forth thine ankle; and thou, Hans, breathe on the chafer.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy|Charles John Samuel Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for chafer
Word Origin for chafer
Word Origin and History for chafer
kind of beetle, Old English ceafor "beetle, cock-chafer," from Proto-Germanic *kabraz- (cf. Old Saxon kevera, Dutch kever, Old High German chevar, German Käfer), literally "gnawer," from PIE *gep(h)- "jaw, mouth" (see jowl (n.1)).