canker (n./adj.) 1
grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasite
1H6 II.iv.68 [Richard to Somerset] Hath not thy rose a canker
1H6 II.iv.71 [Richard to Somerset] thy consuming canker eats his falsehood
2H4 II.ii.88 [Poins to Prince Henry, of the Page] O that this blossom could be kept from cankers!
Ham I.iii.39 [Laertes to Ophelia] The canker galls the infants of the spring
MND II.ii.3 [Titania to her train] Some to kill cankers in the muskrose buds
RJ II.iii.26 [Friar alone] Full soon the canker death eats up that plant
Sonn 35.4 [] loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud
Sonn 70.7 [] For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love
Sonn 95.2 [of shame] like a canker in the fragrant rose
Sonn 99.12 [of a rose] A vengeful canker eat him up to death
TG I.i.43 [Proteus to Valentine] in the sweetest bud / The eating canker dwells
TG I.i.46 [Valentine to Proteus] the most forward bud / Is eaten by the canker ere it blow
Ven 656 [Venus to Adonis, of solicitude] This canker that eats up Love's tender spring

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