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.

Exact synonyms: Staghead, Witch Broom, Witches' Broom
Generic synonyms: Tuft, Tussock



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hexenbesen

hexatriacontanoic acid
hexatriene
hexatrienes
hexavalent
hexaxial reference system
hexazine
hexazinone
hexazonium salts
hexcellent
hexdecyl
hexdecylic
hexecontahedra
hexecontahedron
hexed
hexeikosane
hexenbesen (current term)
hexene
hexenes
hexenoic
hexenoic acid
hexenose
hexenoses
hexenyl
hexer
hexeract
hexeracts
hexerei
hexereis
hexers
hexes

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 ..."

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