char

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1char

noun \ˈchär\
plural char or chars also charr or charrs

Definition of CHAR

:  any of a genus (Salvelinus) of small-scaled trouts with light-colored spots

Variants of CHAR

char also charr \ˈchär\

Origin of CHAR

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1662

Other Fishes Terms

chum, ichthyology, smelt, tetra, turbot

Rhymes with CHAR

2char

verb
charredchar·ring

Definition of CHAR

transitive verb
1
:  to convert to charcoal or carbon usually by heat :  burn
2
:  to burn slightly or partly :  scorch <the fire charred the beams>
intransitive verb
:  to become charred

Origin of CHAR

charcoal
First Known Use: 1679

3char

noun

Definition of CHAR

:  a charred substance :  charcoal; specifically :  a combustible residue remaining after the destructive distillation of coal

First Known Use of CHAR

1879

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

4char

verb
charredchar·ring

Definition of CHAR

intransitive verb
:  to work as a cleaning woman

Origin of CHAR

charwoman
First Known Use: 1732

5char

noun

Definition of CHAR

British
:  charwoman

Origin of CHAR

by shortening
First Known Use: 1906

char

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several freshwater food and game fishes (genus Salvelinus) of the salmon family, distinguished from the similar trout by light, rather than black, spots; by a boat-shaped, rather than flat, vomer (bone) on the roof of the mouth; and by having teeth on the front of the vomer rather than on the shaft. Char often have smaller scales than their relatives. The Arctic char, of North America and Europe, inhabits the Arctic and adjacent oceans and enters rivers and lakes to breed. It may weigh 15 lbs (7 kg) or more. The brook trout, Dolly Varden trout, and lake trout are native North American char.

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