from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A disease of elm trees caused by fungi of the genus Ophiostoma, especially O. ulmi or O. novo-ulmi, characterized by wilted leaves and brown streaks in the wood and resulting in eventual death of the trees.
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- proper noun A
diseaseof elm treescaused by an Ascomycete fungusand spread by bark beetles.
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- noun disease of elms caused by a fungus
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From having been discovered in the Netherlands.]
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Named after the country the disease was first identified in.
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