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Word meaning ergot

n. 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.
n. The mycelium or spawn of this fungus infecting grains of rye and wheat. It is a powerful remedial agent, and also a dangerous poison, and is used as a means of hastening childbirth, and to arrest bleeding.
n. A stub, like soft horn, about the size of a chestnut, situated behind and below the pastern joint.
n. See 2d Calcar, 3 (b).

Crossword clues for ergot

- Disease in cereals
- Grass disease


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