Definition of Bedeguar

1. n. A gall produced on rosebushes, esp. on the sweetbrier or eglantine, by a puncture from the ovipositor of a gallfly (Rhodites rosæ). It was once supposed to have medicinal properties.



Definition of Bedeguar

1. a spongy gall on the sweet-briar [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bedeguar

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Literary usage of Bedeguar

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1. Insect Architecture by James Rennie (1830)
"Some shrubs From the very nature of the process of forming willow-galls, bedeguar, and the artichoke of the oak, whatever theory be adopted, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... the host-caterpillar develops, being found at a later stage within the latter enveloped in a flexible tube. bedeguar of the rose are familiar examples. ..."

3. Collections for an Essay Towards a Materia Medica of the United States by Benjamin Smith Barton (1900)
"PHARM. Rosae Carolinae Fructus — Flores. — bedeguar fung. ... bedeguar adstringens. vsvs : Soda, ..."

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