Ergot

4 Definitions of Ergot

The meaning of the word ergot, the definition of Ergot:

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.

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.

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

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


The word "ergot" uses 5 letters: E G O R T

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after ergot, or to ergot in any order:

a - garote orgeat   f - forget   g - gorget   i - goiter goitre   n - tonger   s - ergots  

Shorter words found within ergot:

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