Inedible vs Chaff - What's the difference?

inedible | chaff |


As nouns the difference between inedible and chaff

is that inedible is anything inedible; that which is not a foodstuff while chaff is the inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.

As a adjective inedible

is not edible; not appropriate, worthy, or safe to eat.

As a verb chaff is

to use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.

inedible

English

Adjective

(-)
  • not edible; not appropriate, worthy, or safe to eat
  • Antonyms

    * edible

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything inedible; that which is not a foodstuff.
  • chaff

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.
  • To separate out the chaff , early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.
  • * Dryden
  • So take the corn and leave the chaff behind.
  • By extension, any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
  • There are plenty of good books on the subject, but take care to separate the wheat from the chaff .
  • * Shakespeare
  • the chaff and ruin of the times
  • Loose material dropped from aircraft specifically to interfere with radar detection.
  • Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
  • * Wyatt
  • By adding chaff' to his corn, the horse must take more time to eat it. In this way ' chaff is very useful.
  • Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
  • Derived terms

    * separate the wheat from the chaff

    See also

    * bran

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
  • To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.