chestnut blight
noun Date: circa 1909 a destructive disease of the American chestnut marked by cankers of the bark and cambium and caused by an imported fungus (Endothia parasitica syn. Cryphonectria parasitica)

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  • chestnut canker — noun a disease of American chestnut trees • Syn: ↑chestnut blight, ↑chestnut bark disease • Hypernyms: ↑blight * * * noun see chestnut blight …   Useful english dictionary

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