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[chaf-ee, chah-fee] /ˈtʃæf i, ˈtʃɑ fi/
adjective, chaffier, chaffiest.
consisting of, covered with, or resembling chaff.
1545-55; chaff1 + -y1
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chaffiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • However, the drill used in the initial study was not capable of handling light chaffy seed.
  • Conventional equipment cannot handle native seeds that are light and chaffy, or have awns or hairy appendages.
  • Seeds are chaffy and tend to bridge in the seed box of seeding equipment when agitation is not provided.
  • Drainage from areas fertilized by manure may yield chaffy seed- coats or undigested fragments of oats or corn.

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