blue stem

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noun Plant Pathology.

a disease of raspberries and blackberries, characterized by blue discoloration of the stem, wilting, and discoloration and decay of the roots, caused by a fungus, Verticillium alboatrum.

Nearby words

  1. blue springs,
  2. blue spruce,
  3. blue stain,
  4. blue state,
  5. blue stellar object,
  6. blue straggler,
  7. blue streak,
  8. blue succory,
  9. blue swimmer,
  10. blue thistle

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Examples from the Web for blue stem

  • To Dallas, laying the blue-stem of the swale, the hours of the morning went slowly.

    The Plow-Woman|Eleanor Gates
  • That night I camped between two large sand hills and made my bed in a tall bunch of blue-stem grass.

    A Texas Cow Boy|Chas. A. Siringo