peckiness

noun
peck·​i·​ness | \ ˈpekēnə̇s, -kin- \
plural -es

Definition of peckiness

: any of several diseases of the heartwood of trees caused by polypores and related fungi and characterized by lens-shaped or finger-shaped pockets of decay running with the grain

called also dry rot, pocket dry rot

— compare pin rot

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pecky + -ness

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“Peckiness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peckiness. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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