filbert blight

noun

Definition of filbert blight

: a blight of the filbert caused by a bacterium (Xanthomonas corylina) and characterized especially by the formation on the trunk of cankers which often girdle and kill the tree

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“Filbert blight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filbert%20blight. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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