chaffy

[ chaf-ee, chah-fee ]

adjective,chaff·i·er, chaff·i·est.
  1. consisting of, covered with, or resembling chaff.

Origin of chaffy

1
First recorded in 1545–55; chaff1 + -y1

Other words from chaffy

  • chaff·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby chaffy

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How to use chaffy in a sentence

  • They are almost coriaceous in texture, smooth and dark-bluish-green above, paler, and sometimes slightly chaffy beneath.

    Beautiful Ferns | Daniel Cady Eaton
  • They bear a few large ferruginous chaffy scales, and are deeply channelled and furrowed.

    Beautiful Ferns | Daniel Cady Eaton
  • The root-stock is much like that of A. Filix-mas, being very stout-closely covered with persistent stalk-bases and very chaffy.

    Beautiful Ferns | Daniel Cady Eaton
  • Two to five inches long, with straw-colored or pale-brown stalks, slightly chaffy below.

    How to Know the Ferns | Frances Theodora Parsons
  • A few inches to three feet high, with more or less chaffy stalks having shining scales.

    How to Know the Ferns | Frances Theodora Parsons