pébrine

noun pé·brine \(ˈ)pā¦brēn\

Definition of pébrine

plural

-s

  1. :  a contagious disease of the silkworm and other caterpillars produced by a microsporidian protozoan (Nosema bombycis)

pebrinous

\ˈpebrənəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pébrine

French, from Provençal pebrino, from pebre pepper, from Latin piper — more at pepper


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