cedar-apple rust

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ce·​dar-ap·​ple rust | \ ˈsē-dər-ˈa-pəl- How to pronounce cedar-apple rust (audio) \

Definition of cedar-apple rust

: a gall-producing disease especially of the apple caused by a rust fungus (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae) that completes the first part of its life cycle on the common red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) and the second on the leaves and fruit of the apple

Examples of cedar-apple rust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fungus that causes cedar-apple rust — so titled because some kinds of junipers are often erroneously called cedars — reproduces more readily in wet spring weather. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 30 May 2018 Wheat rust needs barberry to survive, cedar-apple rust needs both juniper and an apple relative, and white pine blister rust needs a susceptible member of the currant family. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2015 Other Rusts Wheat rust, cedar-apple rust, and white pine blister rust require alternate hosts. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2015

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First Known Use of cedar-apple rust

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Cedar-apple rust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cedar-apple%20rust. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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