- 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.
- By extension, any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
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- Loose material dropped from aircraft specifically to interfere with radar detection.
Etymology: (webster)(subst:AC.) ceaf; akin to w:Dutch language, Dutch kaf, w:German language, German kaff.
- Dutch: kaf (1,2)
- German: Spreu , Spelze (1)
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