Origin of canker
Words nearby canker
How to use canker in a sentence
Dr. Walsh informed me that he deemed it excellent for canker in the ear, but of that I have had no experience.Our Cats and All About Them|Harrison Weir
Thou eating canker-worm, that preyest upon the opening bud, and turnest the damask-rose into livid yellowness!Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
The canker eat into the rose—soiled and marred its perfectness—chipped and wasted its beauty—but could not destroy its perfume!
A fallacy, a canker at the heart of our social fabric today, is that the daily task is something to be rid of.Euthenics, the science of controllable environment|Ellen H. Richards
The extravagant and imprudent conduct of his sons also acted as a canker upon his heart.
British Dictionary definitions for canker
- a disease of horses in which the horn of the hoofs becomes soft and spongy
- an inflammation of the lining of the external ear, esp in dogs and cats, resulting in a discharge and sometimes ulceration
- ulceration or abscess of the mouth, eyelids, ears, or cloaca of birds