citrus greening disease

citrus greening disease

noun
Plant Pathology. a bacterial disease of citrus trees, transmitted by insects of the Psyllidae family.
Also called citrus greening, yellow dragon disease, Huanglongbing [hwahng-lawng-bing] , HLB.


Origin:
so called because infected trees bear fruit that remains partly green

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