from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The popular name for dactylorhiza, a disease in turnips. See
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As a remedy against 'clubbing' or 'finger-and-toe' disease of the Cabbage tribe of plants it is indispensable; it also neutralises the baneful acidity of the land, and opens up stiff soils, making them more easily tilled, more readily penetrated by the air, and warmer by the better drainage of water through them.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots 16th Edition Sutton and Sons
Acetylene lime has been found efficacious in exterminating the "finger-and-toe" of carrots, the "peach-curl" of peach-trees, and in preventing cabbages from being "clubbed."
Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use W. J. Atkinson Butterfield
An important use of lime in agriculture is in preventing the action of certain fungoid diseases, such as "rust," "smut," "finger-and-toe," &c., as well as in killing, as every horticulturist and farmer knows, slugs,
Manures and the principles of manuring Charles Morton Aikman
Thus, Mr. Buckman accounts for "finger-and-toe" in root-crops on the principle of reversion to the wild form.
Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants Maxwell T. Masters
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