noun Date: 12th century 1. a sweeping and destructive conflagration especially in a wilderness or a rural area 2. Greek fire 3. a phosphorescent glow (as ignis fatuus or fox fire) 4. a destructive leaf-spot disease of tobacco caused by several strains of a bacterium (Pseudomonas syringae)

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