noun peck·i·ness \ˈpekēnə̇s, -kin-\

Definition of peckiness



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of peckiness

pecky + -ness

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