ear rot

noun

: a condition of corn that is characterized by molding and decay of the ears and that is caused by fungi (genera Diplodia, Fusarium, or Gibberella)

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ear rot was in 1926

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“Ear rot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ear%20rot. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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