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chestnut blight

noun

Definition of chestnut blight

  1. :  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)



Circa 1909

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circa 1909


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