Chal·a·ra | \ˈkalərə\

Definition of Chalara 

: 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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History and Etymology for Chalara

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

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