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sunscald

[ suhn-skawld ]
/ ˈsʌnˌskɔld /
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noun

injury to the leaves, bark, or underlying tissues of woody plants due to the combined effects of heat, humidity, and intense sunshine.

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Origin of sunscald

First recorded in 1850–55; sun + scald1
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