ergot

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Barley grain with ergots (sclerotia of Claviceps purpurea)
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Borrowing from French ergot, from Old French argot (spur), possibly of Transalpine Gaulish origin.

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ergot (countable and uncountable, 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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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ergot m (plural ergots)

  1. spur of a male member of Galliformes
  2. ergot

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