muscardine

noun

mus·​car·​dine
ˈməskə(r)də̇n,
-(r)ˌdēn
variants or less commonly muscardine disease
plural -s
: any of various fungus diseases of insects caused by imperfect fungi that proliferate and ramify throughout the body of the host
especially : calcino see green muscardine

Word History

Etymology

French muscardine

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“Muscardine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muscardine. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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