snow blight


Definition of snow blight

: a disease of conifer seedlings caused by a fungus (Phacidium infestans) that attacks the needles under the snow, causes them to turn brown, and covers them with white mycelium

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“Snow blight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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