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ergot
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 4
1. A diseased condition of rye and other cereals, in which the grains become black, and often spur- shaped. It is caused by a parasitic fungus, Claviceps purpurea.
4. See 2d Calcar, 3 ( b).
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