noun Plant Pathology.
a disease of chestnuts, especially the American chestnut, characterized by bark lesions that girdle and eventually kill the tree, caused by a fungus, Endothia parasitica.
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- chesterton, g. k.,
- chestnut bottle,
- chestnut clam,
- chestnut coal,
- chestnut oak,
Origin of chestnut blight
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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