watermark disease

noun

Definition of watermark disease

: a disease of willows and especially the cricket-bat willow (Salix alba caerulea) in England in which a bacterium (Erwinia salicis) invades the vessels and causes wilting and browning of the leaves and a brown watery stain of the wood

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“Watermark disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watermark%20disease. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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