variants or less commonly flachery
plural flacheries
: a disease of silkworms and other caterpillars marked by loss of appetite, sluggishness, dysentery, and flaccidity of the body, terminating fatally with rapid darkening and liquefaction of the body, and caused by an infective agent not certainly identified

Word History


French flacherie, from French dialect (Dauphiné) flacharié, from Provençal flacarié flaccidity, flacherie, from flac flaccid, soft, from Latin flaccus flabby

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“Flacherie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flacherie. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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