ergot

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Barley grain with ergots (sclerotia of Claviceps purpurea)
Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From French ergot, from Old French argot (spur), possibly of Transalpine Gaulish origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ergot (plural ergots)

  1. Any fungus in the genus Claviceps which are parasitic on grasses.
  2. The sclerotium (wintering stage) of certain fungi in the genus Claviceps, appearing as a deformed grain in certain cereals and grasses infected by the fungi.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French argot, possibly from a Transalpine Gaulish radical arg (pointed thing).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ergot m (plural ergots)

  1. The spur on the foot of male Galliformes.
  2. ergot.

External links[edit]