ergot defined in 1951 yearergot - ergot;
ergot - (1) Disease of inflorescence of cereals and wild grasses caused by the ascomycete fungus Claviceps purpurea. (a) Dark spur-shaped sclerotium developing in place of a healthy grain in a diseased inflorescence. Ergots contain substances poisonous to man and animals. Some (ergotamine) are used in medicine.
near ergot in Knolik
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