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draff

[draf] /dræf/
noun
1.
dregs, as in a brewing process; lees; refuse.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English draf; cognate with Icelandic, Dutch draf; akin to Dutch drab (see drab2), German Treber draff
Related forms
draffy, adjective
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draff

/dræf/
noun
1.
the residue of husks after fermentation of the grain used in brewing, used as a food for cattle
Derived Forms
draffy, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old Norse draf; related to Old High German trebir, Russian drob fragment; see drivel
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