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char1 / chär/ • v. (charred , char·ring ) [tr.] (usu. be charred) partially burn (an object) so as to blacken its surface: their bodies were badly charred in the fire. ∎  [intr.] (of an object) become burned and discolored in such a way. • n. material that has been charred. char2 Brit., inf. • n. a charwoman. • v. (charred , char·ring ) [intr.] work as a charwoman. char3 (also cha / chä/ or chai / chī/ ) • n. Brit., inf. tea. char3 (also charr) • n. (pl. same) a freshwater or marine fish (genus Salvelinus) of the salmon family, occurring in northern countries and widely valued as a food and game fish. Its several species include the North American brook trout (S. fontinalis) and the red-bellied Arctic char (S. alpinus).

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char
1. A solid, carbonaceous residue, of high calorific value, derived from incomplete burning of organic material. It may be formed into briquettes and burned for fuel; if pure it can be used as a filter medium. Charcoal is made from wood or bone; coke, another char, is derived from coal. See pyrolysis.

2. The common name of four species of fish of the genus Salvelinus (family Salmonidae): arctic char (S. alpinus); brook trout (S. fontinalis); Dolly Varden trout (S. malma); and lake trout (S. namaycush).

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char Solid carbonaceous residue of high calorific value, derived from incomplete burning of organic material. It may be formed into briquettes and burned for fuel; if pure it can be used as a filter medium. Charcoal is made from wood or bone; coke, another char, is derived from coal. See PYROLYSIS.

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char 2 reduce to charcoal, scorch. XVII. Presumably a back-formation f. CHARCOAL.

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char 3
(i). var. of CHARE sb. XIII;

(ii). short for CHARWOMAN XIX.
Hence as vb.

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char 1 small trout. XVII. of unkn. orig.

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char: see salmon.

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