chafer

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chafer \Chaf"er\, noun

1. One who chafes.

2. A vessel for heating water; -- hence, a dish or pan.

A chafer of water to cool the ends of the irons. --Baker.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chafer \Chaf"er\, noun [AS. ceafor; akin to D. kever, G k["e]fer.] (Zool.) A kind of beetle; the cockchafer. The name is also applied to other species; as, the rose chafer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cockchafer \Cock"chaf'er\, noun [See {Chafer} the beetle.] (Zool.) A beetle of the genus {Melolontha} (esp. {Melolontha vulgaris}) and allied genera; -- called also {May bug}, {chafer}, or {dorbeetle}. Cockcrow


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