early blight

nounPlant Pathology.
  1. 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.

  • The early blight, which usually appears in June, may destroy some of the foliage, thereby checking growth.

  • 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