Rene char

Char

[shar]
noun
René [ruh-ney] , 1907–1988, French poet.
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char1 (tʃɑː)
 
vb , chars, charring, charred
1.  to burn or be burned partially, esp so as to blacken the surface; scorch
2.  (tr) to reduce (wood) to charcoal by partial combustion
 
[C17: short for charcoal]

char or charr2 (tʃɑː)
 
n , pl char, chars, charr, charrs
any of various troutlike fishes of the genus Salvelinus, esp S. alpinus, occurring in cold lakes and northern seas: family Salmonidae (salmon)
 
[C17: of unknown origin]
 
charr or charr2
 
n
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

char3 (tʃɑː)
 
n
1.  informal short for charwoman
 
vb , chars, charring, charred
2.  informal (Brit) to do housework, cleaning, etc, as a job
 
[C18: from Old English cerr]

char4 (tʃɑː)
 
n
(Brit) a slang word for tea
 
[from Chinese ch'a]

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char
1679, back-formation of charcoal (q.v.).
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