Dutch elm disease

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Dutch elm disease

n.
A disease of elm trees caused by fungi of the genus Ophiostoma, especially O. ulmi or O. novo-ulmi, characterized by wilted leaves and brown streaks in the wood and resulting in eventual death of the trees.

[From having been discovered in the Netherlands.]

Dutch elm disease

n
(Plant Pathology) a disease of elm trees caused by the fungus Ceratocystis ulmi and characterized by withering of the foliage and stems and eventual death of the parts of the tree above ground

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n.
a disease of elms characterized by wilting, yellowing, and falling of the leaves, caused by a fungus, Ceratostomella ulmi, transmitted by bark beetles.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.Dutch elm disease - disease of elms caused by a fungus
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
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A particularly virulent form, Ophiostoma novo-ulmi, appeared in the 1960s.