Definition of Hexenbesen
1. Noun. An abnormal tufted growth of small branches on a tree or shrub caused by fungi or insects or other physiological disturbance.
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Literary usage of Hexenbesen
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1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"Bot, 2, 1905, (181-226, with 2 pi.). Separate. 27.5 cm. Mntb, F. hexenbesen auf Taxodium ... hexenbesen. Natw. Zs. Landw., Stuttgart, 3, 1905, (17-23). ..."
2. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1900)
"A considerable per cent of the black spruce trees showed abnormal growths or " hexenbesen" (witches'brooms). These abnormal branches, in all cases examined, ..."
3. Vorlesungen über Pflanzenphysiologie by Ludwig Jost (1908)
"... erzeugten hexenbesen, dh adventive Sprosse mit abnormen Blättern, die auf Laubblättern von Pteris ... die bekannten hexenbesen hervor, verwandelt also ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1900)
"... one of the prominent symptoms of peach-yellows, the fasciculate branching or hexenbesen formation, was found to be caused by a minute parasitic mite ..."
5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"... were read: Mr. CH Townsend, The Ornithology of Cocos Island in its Relation to that of the Galapagos Archipelago; Mr. BT Galloway, A hexenbesen ..."