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noun 
  1. The inedible parts of a plant whose seeds are eaten as grain.
To separate out the , early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.
  1. By extension, any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
There are plenty of good websites on the subject, but take care to separate the wheat from the .
  1. Loose material dropped from aircraft specifically to interfere with radar detection.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kaf (1,2)
  • German: Spreu , Spelze (1)
Etymology: (webster)(subst:AC.) ceaf; akin to w:Dutch language, Dutch kaf, w:German language, German kaff.


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