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pebrine

[pey-breen] /peɪˈbrin/
noun
1.
an infectious disease of silkworms, characterized by a black spotting of the integument and by stunted growth, caused by the protozoan Nosema bomycis.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French < Provençal pebrino literally, peppery, with reference to the black spots. See pepper, -ine1
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