Dutch elm disease

noun

Definition of Dutch elm disease

:a disease of elms caused by an ascomycetous fungus (Ceratocystis ulmi) and characterized by yellowing of the foliage, defoliation, and death

First Known Use of dutch elm disease

1927


DUTCH ELM DISEASE Defined for English Language Learners

Dutch elm disease

noun

Definition of Dutch elm disease for English Language Learners

  • : a disease that kills elm trees and that is caused by a fungus


Learn More about dutch elm disease


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Dutch elm disease? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!