sapstreak

noun

Definition of sapstreak

: a fungal disease of sugar maple caused by a fungus (Endoconidiophora virescens) and characterized by death of the crown from the top down and radial water-soaked reddish or gray streaks across the sapwood

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sap entry 1 + streak

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“Sapstreak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sapstreak. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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