witches'-broom


witch·es'–broom

noun \ˈwi-chəz-ˌbrüm, -ˌbrm\

Definition of WITCHES'-BROOM

:  an abnormal tufted growth of small branches on a tree or shrub caused especially by parasitic organisms (as fungi, viruses, or aphids)

First Known Use of WITCHES'-BROOM

1881

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