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Dutch elm disease

Definitions

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 disease of elm trees caused by an Ascomycete fungus and spread by bark beetles.

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  • noun disease of elms caused by a fungus

Etymologies

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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