a disease of plants characterized by leaf spotting, defoliation, and stunted growth, caused by any of several fungi, as Alternaria solani or Cercospora apii.
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How to use early blight in a sentence
This sad and early blight overtook me at Antwerp,—a port rather noted for the backslidings of young seamen.Captain Canot | Brantz Mayer
It differs little in outward appearance from the early blight.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets | Various
The early blight, which usually appears in June, may destroy some of the foliage, thereby checking growth.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets | Various
These are in size and form much like those of the early blight Alternaria of Potato.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants | A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding