head blight

noun
variants: or head blighting

Definition of head blight

: a blighting of the heads of a cereal especially : such a blighting caused by a fungus (Gibberella zeae) — compare wheat scab

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“Head blight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20blight. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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