witches'-broom

noun
witch·​es'-broom | \ ˈwi-chəz-ˌbrüm How to pronounce witches'-broom (audio) , -ˌbru̇m \

Definition of witches'-broom

: an abnormal tufted growth of small branches on a tree or shrub caused especially by parasitic organisms (such as fungi, viruses, or aphids)

First Known Use of witches'-broom

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Witches'-broom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witches%27-broom. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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