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sunscald

[suhn-skawld] /ˈsʌnˌskɔld/
noun
1.
injury to the leaves, bark, or underlying tissues of woody plants due to the combined effects of heat, humidity, and intense sunshine.
Origin of sunscald
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; sun + scald1
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