from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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