noun Chal·a·ra \ˈkalərə\

Definition of Chalara

  1. :  a genus of imperfect fungi (family Dematiaceae) that reproduce by terminally discharged endospores, one species (C. quercina) causing the destructive oak wilt disease

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Origin and Etymology of chalara

New Latin, from feminine singular of Greek chalaros slack, loose, from chalan to loosen, relax; akin to Greek kichanein to attain, reach — more at go

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