earcockle

noun

Definition of earcockle

: a disease of wheat caused by a nematode (Anguina tritici) that invades the developing ear and causes galls to form

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First Known Use of earcockle

1777, in the meaning defined above

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“Earcockle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earcockle. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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