water canker
Canker Can"ker (k[a^][ng]"k[~e]r), n. [OE. canker, cancre, AS. cancer (akin to D. kanker, OHG chanchar.), fr. L. cancer a cancer; or if a native word, cf. Gr. ? excrescence on tree, ? gangrene. Cf. also OF. cancre, F. chancere, fr. L. cancer. See {cancer}, and cf. {Chancre}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A corroding or sloughing ulcer; esp. a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth; -- called also {water canker}, {canker of the mouth}, and {noma}. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy. [1913 Webster]

The cankers of envy and faction. --Temple. [1913 Webster]

3. (Hort.) A disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off. [1913 Webster]

4. (Far.) An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; -- usually resulting from neglected thrush. [1913 Webster]

5. A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog-rose. [1913 Webster]

To put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose. And plant this thorm, this canker, Bolingbroke. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Black canker}. See under {Black}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Canker — Can ker (k[a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. canker, cancre, AS. cancer (akin to D. kanker, OHG chanchar.), fr. L. cancer a cancer; or if a native word, cf. Gr. ? excrescence on tree, ? gangrene. Cf. also OF. cancre, F. chancere, fr. L. cancer. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canker of the mouth — Canker Can ker (k[a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. canker, cancre, AS. cancer (akin to D. kanker, OHG chanchar.), fr. L. cancer a cancer; or if a native word, cf. Gr. ? excrescence on tree, ? gangrene. Cf. also OF. cancre, F. chancere, fr. L. cancer. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canker — 1. noun a) A plant disease marked by gradual decay. b) A corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth. Syn: water canker, noma …   Wiktionary

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  • Black canker — Canker Can ker (k[a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. canker, cancre, AS. cancer (akin to D. kanker, OHG chanchar.), fr. L. cancer a cancer; or if a native word, cf. Gr. ? excrescence on tree, ? gangrene. Cf. also OF. cancre, F. chancere, fr. L. cancer. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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