chestnut blight

noun

Definition of chestnut blight 

: a destructive disease of the American chestnut marked by cankers of the bark and cambium and caused by an imported fungus (Endothia parasitica synonym Cryphonectria parasitica)

First Known Use of chestnut blight

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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