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noun Plant Pathology.
a disease, especially of white pines, characterized by cankers and in the spring by blisters on the stems, caused by a rust fungus of the genus Cronartium.
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Origin of blister rust

First recorded in 1915–20
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blister rust

noun
a disease of certain pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium, causing swellings on the bark from which orange masses of spores are released
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