flacherie

noun
fla·​che·​rie | \ ˌflashəˈrē, flaˈshrē, -lä- \
variants: or less commonly flachery \ ˈflashərē \
plural flacheries

Definition of flacherie

: 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

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History and Etymology for flacherie

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 11 Jul. 2020.

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