white-pine blister rust

noun

: a destructive disease of white pine caused by a rust fungus (Cronartium ribicola) that passes part of its complex life cycle on currant or gooseberry bushes
also : this fungus

Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white-pine blister rust was in 1909

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“White-pine blister rust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-pine%20blister%20rust. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

white-pine blister rust

noun
: a harmful disease of white pine caused by a rust fungus
also : this fungus

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