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chafer


chafer


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chafer  \Chaf"er\,  n. 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chafer  \Chaf"er\,  n.  [AS.  ceafor  akin  to  D.  kever,  G  k["e]fer.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  kind  of  beetle;  the  cockchafer.  The  name  is  also  applied  to 
  other  species;  as  the  rose  chafer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockchafer  \Cock"chaf`er\,  n.  [See  {Chafer}  the  beetle.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  beetle  of  the  genus  {Melolontha}  (esp.  {M.  vulgaris})  and 
  allied  genera;  --  called  also  {May  bug},  {chafer},  or 
  {dorbeetle}.