Dutch elm disease

noun

Definition of Dutch elm disease

  1. :  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


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