flacherie

noun fla·che·rie \ˌflashəˈrē, flaˈshrē, -lä-\
variants: less commonly

flachery

\ˈflashərē\

Definition of flacherie

plural

flacheries

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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