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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A disease of plants in the rose family, especially apple and pear trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackened flowers, leaves, and branches.

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  • noun a bacterial plant disease that mainly affects apples, pears and some other members of the Rosaceae family

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  • noun a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple trees

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