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  • n. a disease of wheat in which the ears blacken and contract

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disease in wheat, in which the blackened and contracted grain, or ear, is filled with minute worms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disease in wheat caused by the presence in the grain of worms belonging to the genus Tylelenchus. Called in some parts of England purples.

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