bedegar definition

  • noun:
    • A spongy excrescence or gall, often called sweetbrier-sponge, or robin-redbreast's pincushion, available on various types of roses, particularly the sweet-brier, created by a number of pests, as Rhodites rosæ and R. bicolor, because of puncture in addition to deposit of the eggs, and containing their particular larvæ: when designed to have medicinal properties.
    • A spongy excrescence or gall, sometimes called sweetbrier-sponge, or robin-redbreast's pincushion, available on numerous species of roses, particularly the sweet-brier, created by a number of insects, as Rhodites rosæ and R. bicolor, as the result of puncture and the deposit of the eggs, and containing their larvæ: when expected to have medicinal properties.

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