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twig blight

noun, Plant Pathology
blight affecting the twigs of a plant.
Origin of twig blight
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • twig-blight is the most common manifestation of the disease.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • No other disease of the pear brings on such palpable destruction to the tree as twig-blight.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick

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