• Definition for "chestnut blight"
    • A disease of chestnut trees brought on by…
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chestnut blight definition

  • noun:
    • A disease of chestnut trees brought on by a fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) that is specially destructive toward American chestnut, described as cankers that eventually kill the branches and trunk area.
    • an illness of United states chestnut woods
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