chafer

[ chey-fer ]
/ ˈtʃeɪ fər /

noun

any scarabaeid beetle.

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Origin of chafer

before 1000; Middle English cheaffer, chaver,Old English ceofor; akin to German Käfer
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British Dictionary definitions for chafer

chafer
/ (ˈtʃeɪfə) /

noun

any of various scarabaeid beetles, such as the cockchafer and rose chafer

Word Origin for chafer

Old English ceafor; related to Old Saxon kevera, Old High German chevar
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