whitetip

noun (1)

Definition of whitetip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a hummingbird of the genus Urosticte with white-tipped tail feathers

white tip

noun (2)

Definition of white tip (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a disease of leeks especially in Britain caused by a fungus (Phytophthora porri) and characterized by yellowing and dieback of the leaf tips which finally turn white
2 : any of several diseases of cereal grasses (as maize) and other crop plants caused by mineral deficiencies and resembling fungal white tip in symptoms
3 : a disease of rice caused by a nematode (Aphelenchoides oryzae) and characterized by whitening of the leaf tips

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“Whitetip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitetip. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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