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chestnut blight

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of chestnuts, especially the American chestnut, characterized by bark lesions that girdle and eventually kill the tree, caused by a fungus, Endothia parasitica.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism
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