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witches'-broom

[wich-iz-broom, -broo m] /ˈwɪtʃ ɪzˌbrum, -ˌbrʊm/
noun, Plant Pathology
1.
an abnormal, brushlike growth of small thin branches on woody plants, caused especially by fungi, viruses, and mistletoes.
Origin of witches'-broom
1865-1870
1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for witches'-broom

witches'-broom

/ˈwɪtʃˌbruːm/
noun
1.
a dense abnormal growth of shoots on a tree or other woody plant, usually caused by parasitic fungi of the genus Taphrina
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