pokkah boeng

noun

pok·​kah boeng
ˈpäkəˌbu̇ŋ
: a disease of sugarcane caused by an ascomycetous fungus (Gibberella frejikuroi) and marked by chlorosis and splitting of the young leaves and by rotting of the growing point

Word History

Etymology

Javanese, literally, damaged top

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“Pokkah boeng.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pokkah%20boeng. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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