a common finch, Fringilla coelebs, of the Old World, often kept as a pet.
a common European finch, Fringilla coelebs, with black and white wings and, in the male, a reddish body and blue-grey head
Fringilla cælebs, Old English ceaffinc, literally “chaff-finch,” so called for its habit of eating waste grain among the chaff on farms. See chaff + finch.
to mock, tease, or jest in a good-natured way; banter: She chaffed him for working late. They joked and chaffed with each other. good-natured ridicule or teasing; raillery. noun the mass of husks, etc, separated from the seeds during threshing finely cut straw and hay used to feed cattle something of little worth; rubbish (esp […]
consisting of, covered with, or resembling chaff.
to wear or abrade by rubbing: He chafed his shoes on the rocks. to make sore by rubbing: Her collar chafed her neck. to irritate; annoy: The dripping of the faucet chafed her nerves. to warm by rubbing: to chafe cold hands. Obsolete. to heat; make warm. to become worn or sore from rubbing: His […]
an apparatus consisting of a metal dish with a lamp or heating appliance beneath it, for cooking food or keeping it hot at the table. a vessel that holds charcoal or the like, for heating anything set over it. noun a vessel with a heating apparatus beneath it, for cooking or keeping food warm at […]