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 {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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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