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white–pine blister rust

noun

Definition of white–pine blister rust

  1. :  a destructive disease of white pine caused by a rust fungus (Cronartium ribicola) that passes part of its complex life cycle on currant or gooseberry bushes; also :  this fungus



1911

First Known Use of white–pine blister rust

1911


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