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sunscald

noun sun·scald \-ˌskld\

Definition of SUNSCALD

:  an injury of woody plants (as fruit or forest trees) characterized by localized death of the tissues and sometimes by cankers and caused when it occurs in the summer by the combined action of both the heat and light of the sun and in the winter by the combined action of sun and low temperature to produce freezing of bark and underlying tissues
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First Known Use of SUNSCALD

1855

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