plural -es
: 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

Word History


pecky + -ness

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“Peckiness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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