potato blight


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potato blight

n.
Either of two diseases of potatoes, especially late blight.

potato blight

n
(Plant Pathology) a devastating disease of potatoes produced by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans and the cause of the Irish potato famine of the mid-19th century
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Noun1.potato blight - a blight of potatoes
blight - any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
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