Words ending with aff

Meaning of Backstaff

Backstaff means: An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so called because the observer turned his back to the body observed.

Meaning of Baff

Baff means: A blow; a stroke.

Meaning of Bedaff

Bedaff means: To make a daff or fool of.

Meaning of Bedstaff

Bedstaff means: "A wooden pin stuck anciently on the sides of the bedstead, to hold the clothes from slipping on either side."

Meaning of Broomstaff

Broomstaff means: A broomstick.

Meaning of Chaff

Chaff means: The glumes or husks of grains and grasses separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc.

Meaning of Chaff

Chaff means: Anything of a comparatively light and worthless character; the refuse part of anything.

Meaning of Chaff

Chaff means: Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.

Meaning of Chaff

Chaff means: Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.

Meaning of Chaff

Chaff means: The scales or bracts on the receptacle, which subtend each flower in the heads of many Compositae, as the sunflower.

Meaning of Zythum

Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.

Meaning of Zythepsary

Zythepsary means: A brewery.

Meaning of Zythem

Zythem means: See Zythum.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.

Meaning of Zymose

Zymose means: Invertin.

Meaning of Zymophyte

Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.

Meaning of Zymosimeter

Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.

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