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English definition of “chaff”

chaff

noun [U] uk   /tʃɑːf/ us    /tʃæf/
the outer layer that is separated from grains such as wheat before they are used as foodAnimal foodFruits and seeds and their parts dried grass and stems when used to feed cattle
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