earcockle

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earcockle was in 1777

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“Earcockle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earcockle. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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