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Meaning & Definition of Canker in English

English

Canker

/kæŋkər/

noun

1. A fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark

    synonym:
  • canker

2. An ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)

    synonym:
  • canker
  • ,
  • canker sore

3. A pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of

  • "Racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation"
  • "According to him, i was the canker in their midst"
    synonym:
  • pestilence
  • ,
  • canker

verb

1. Become infected with a canker

    synonym:
  • canker

2. Infect with a canker

    synonym:
  • canker