Definition of Chestnut blight

1. Noun. A disease of American chestnut trees.

Exact synonyms: Chestnut Canker, Chestnut-bark Disease
Generic synonyms: Blight

Medical Definition of Chestnut blight

1. A disease of chestnut trees caused by the fungus Enqothia parasitica. The major symptom is swollen, cracked cankers that form on the outside of the tree, spread into the tree and kills it. This disease is the primary reason why there are almost no American chestnut trees alive today. The population was decimated when the disease was introduced to America with Japanese chestnut trees. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chestnut Blight

chestnut-backed antshrike
chestnut-backed antshrikes
chestnut-bark disease
chestnut-flanked sparrowhawk
chestnut blight (current term)
chestnut canker
chestnut oak
chestnut oaks
chestnut rail
chestnut rails
chestnut teal
chestnut teals
chestnut tree
chestnut trees
chests of drawers

Literary usage of Chestnut blight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1913)
"(33) , and Studhalter, RA Preliminary note on birds as carriers of the chestnut blight fungus. Science, na, 38: 278-280. 1913. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"Wind Dissemination of Ascospores of the chestnut blight Fungus," by FD Heald, MW Gardner and RA Studhalter. (With lantern. ..."

3. An Outline of the History of Phytopathology by Herbert Hice Whetzel (1918)
"... of chestnut blight.—This, the most devastating disease of modern times, was first observed in New York City abut 1904. At this time it was found to be ..."

4. Bulletin of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia by Geographical Society of Philadelphia (1912)
"A commission was appointed in June, 1911, for the purpose of thoroughly investigating the chestnut blight, to devise and apply ways and means through which ..."

5. Generalized Linear Mixed Models by Charles E. McCulloch (2003)
"5.2 chestnut blight (gene effects) Recall the model we developed in the first chapter (1.1) for the chestnut blight example, now modified to include random ..."

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