yellow dragon disease


Definition of yellow dragon disease

: citrus greening Citrus greening originated more than a century ago in China, where it was called huanglongbing, or “yellow dragon disease.” The bacteria that causes the disease clogs the flow of nutrients through the tree, turning the leaves yellow while the fruit remains green, lopsided, bitter and unusable.— Ian Lovett, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2012

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2001, in the meaning defined above

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“Yellow dragon disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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