MEANING: noun: One who destroys good things.

ETYMOLOGY: From canker (to decay, infect, or corrupt), from Old English cancer (crab, tumor) + blossom (the mass of flowers on a plant). Earliest documented use: 1600, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

CAN KERB LOSS ...OM - a Brit meditating on limiting financial woes

TANKER-BLOSSOM - barnacles on the oil transport sip

CANKER-FLOSSOM - dentist's advice on how to prevent aphthous stomatitis (mouth sores)