- a disease of pears, apples, quinces, etc., characterized by blossom, twig, and fruit blight and stem cankers, caused by a bacterium, Erwinia amylovora.
Origin of fire blight
Examples from the Web for fire blight
Historical Examples of fire blight
I have a whole orchard of pears and there has never been a trace of fire-blight.
Of course they had no reason to sue us because the damage was clearly done by fire-blight.
You have perhaps heard your father speak of the "fire-blight" of pear and apple trees.
The fire-blight bacteria grow in the juicy part of the stem, between the wood and the bark.
A large pear-grower once said that no man with a sharp knife need fear the fire-blight.
- a disease of apples, pears, and similar fruit trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackening of the blossoms and leaves, and cankers on the branches