[ pey-breen ]
/ peɪˈbrin /


an infectious disease of silkworms, characterized by a black spotting of the integument and by stunted growth, caused by the protozoan Nosema bomycis.

Origin of pebrine

1865–70; < French < Provençal pebrino literally, peppery, with reference to the black spots. See pepper, -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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