Definition of Potato blight

1. Noun. A blight of potatoes.

Exact synonyms: Potato Disease, Potato Mildew, Potato Mold, Potato Murrain
Generic synonyms: Blight

Definition of Potato blight

1. Noun. ''Phytophthora infestans'', a devastating disease of potatoes. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potato Blight

potato bean
potato beetle
potato beetles
potato blight (current term)
potato bread
potato bug
potato bugs
potato cake
potato chaser
potato chasers
potato chip
potato chips
potato cod
potato crisp
potato crisps
potato disease
potato family
potato fern

Literary usage of Potato blight

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

1. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence by Raoul A. Robinson (1996)
"Forty Years of Blight Damage When potato blight first appeared in Europe, it was extremely damaging, and entire crops of potato were wiped out. ..."

2. The Brontës in Ireland: Or, Facts Stranger Than Fiction by William Wright (1893)
"The potato blight fell as a crushing blow on the hopes of the Brontes, and proved the turning-point of their fortunes. They were growing in prosperity, ..."

3. Public School Methods (1921)
"potato blight. There are two forms of potato blight, known as the early and the late blight. The pupils should be asked to look for the appearance of this ..."

4. Agriculture for Beginners by Charles William Burkett, Frank Lincoln Stevens, Daniel Harvey Hill (1904)
"Late potato blight. The blight is another serious disease of the potato. This is quite a different disease from the scab and so requires different treatment ..."

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