chafer

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

chafe +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

chafer (plural chafers)

  1. One who chafes.
  2. A vessel for heating water; hence, a dish or pan.
    • Baker
      A chafer of water to cool the ends of the irons.

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with German Käfer and Dutch kever.

Noun[edit]

chafer (plural chafers)

  1. Any of several scarab beetles, including the cockchafer, leaf chafer and rose chafer

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