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Noun: char  chaa(r)
  1. A charred substance
     
  2. [Brit] A human female employed to do housework
    "the char will clean the carpet";
    - charwoman, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, woman, charlady [Brit]
     
  3. Any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus
    - charr
     
  4. [Brit] A beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water
    "iced char is a cooling drink";
    - tea, cha [Brit]
Verb: char (charred,charring)  chaa(r)
  1. Burn to charcoal
    "Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything";
    - coal
     
  2. (cooking) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect colour
    "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece";
    - blacken, sear, scorch

Sounds like: charr, cha

Derived forms: chars, charring, charred

Type of: atomic number 6, beverage, burn, C, carbon, cleaner, combust, drink, drinkable, potable, salmonid

Part of: genus Salvelinus, Salvelinus

Encyclopedia: Char, Tajikistan