ink disease

noun

Definition of ink disease 

1 : a destructive disease of the chestnut in Europe that is caused by a fungus (Phytophthora cambivora) and that produces dark cankers and a black exudate on the trunk

called also black canker

2 : a destructive disease of walnuts caused by a fungus (Phytophthora citrophthora)

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