hollow stalk

noun
variants: or hollow stem

Definition of hollow stalk

: any plant disease characterized by degeneration or decay of the pith of the stalk (as of tobacco caused by Erwinia aroideae or of cauliflower caused by boron deficiency)

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“Hollow stalk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hollow%20stalk. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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