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Dutch elm disease

noun

: a disease that kills elm trees and that is caused by a fungus

Full Definition of DUTCH ELM DISEASE

:  a disease of elms caused by an ascomycetous fungus (Ceratocystis ulmi) and characterized by yellowing of the foliage, defoliation, and death

First Known Use of DUTCH ELM DISEASE

1927

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