citrus greening disease


noun

Plant Pathology. a bacterial disease of citrus trees, transmitted by insects of the Psyllidae family.

Origin of citrus greening disease

so called because infected trees bear fruit that remains partly green
Also called citrus greening, yellow dragon disease, Huang·long·bing [hwahng-lawng-bing] /ˈʰwɑŋˈlɔŋˈbɪŋ/, HLB.
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