deadheart

noun

: a deformed stunted plant of certain crop grasses (as maize and sugarcane) caused by borer attack on the region immediately behind the growing bud and characterized by bushy blanched distorted growth beyond the damaged area

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“Deadheart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deadheart. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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