canker (n./adj.)
grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasite
1H6 II.iv.68[Richard to Somerset] Hath not thy rose a canker
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.99.13[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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