Definition of canker
- Citrus canker is caused by bacteria.
- suspicion is a canker that … will consume and waste all love
- —R. Sibbes
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
such shameless ambulance chasing cankers the legal profession
: something that causes bad things to happen
: any of various plant diseases
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