Cankerroot



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    the striped, green caterpillar of any of several geometrid moths: a foliage pest of various fruit and shade trees, as Paleacrita vernata (spring cankerworm) and Alsophila pometaria (fall cankerworm) Historical Examples Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5) John Ruskin A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky A Bottle in the […]



  • Cankered

    morally corrupt. bad-tempered. destroyed or having portions destroyed by the feeding of a cankerworm. having a cankerous part; infected with a canker. ulcerated. a gangrenous or ulcerous sore, especially in the mouth. a disease affecting horses’ feet, usually the soles, characterized by a foul-smelling exudate. a defined area of diseased tissue, especially in woody stems. […]

  • Cankering

    a gangrenous or ulcerous sore, especially in the mouth. a disease affecting horses’ feet, usually the soles, characterized by a foul-smelling exudate. a defined area of diseased tissue, especially in woody stems. something that corrodes, corrupts, destroys, or irritates. Also called canker rose. British Dialect, dog rose. to infect with canker. to corrupt; destroy slowly. […]



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