pickled brood

variants: or pickle brood

Definition of pickled brood

: a disease of honeybees caused by a fungus (Aspergillus pollinis)

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History and Etymology for pickled brood

probably so called from the fact that the dead brood develops a sour smell

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“Pickled brood.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pickled%20brood. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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