fire blight

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fire blight

also fire·blight (fīr′blīt′)
n.
A disease of plants in the rose family, especially apple and pear trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackened flowers, leaves, and branches.

fire blight

n
(Agriculture) a disease of apples, pears, and similar fruit trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackening of the blossoms and leaves, and cankers on the branches

fire′ blight`


n.
a disease of fruit trees, esp. of pears and apples, that blackens the foliage and is caused by a bacterium, Erwinia amylovora.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire blight - a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple treesfire blight - a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple trees
blight canker - a phase of fire blight in which cankers appear
leaf blight - any blight causing a browning and falling of the leaves of a plant
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Preliminary in vitro evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of triterpenes and terpenoids towards Erwinia amylovora (Burrill).
The raw periwinkle meat also contained some of the pathogenic organisms although at a minimal level with some psychotropic organisms such as Erwinia amylovora and Serratia maracescense (Table 2).