Definitions of ergot

The word "ergot" uses 5 letters: egort.

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n. - A diseased condition of rye and other cereals, in which the grains become black, and often spur-shaped. It is caused by a parasitic fungus, Claviceps purpurea. 2

n. - The mycelium or spawn of this fungus infecting grains of rye and wheat. It is a powerful remedial agent, and also a dangerous poison, and is used as a means of hastening childbirth, and to arrest bleeding. 2

n. - A stub, like soft horn, about the size of a chestnut, situated behind and below the pastern joint. 2

n. - See 2d Calcar, 3 (b). 2

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