[ trih-stey-zuh ]
/ trɪˈsteɪ zə /

noun Plant Pathology.

a disease of certain citrus trees, characterized by yellowed leaves, wilting, and root destruction, caused by a virus.

Origin of tristeza

1900–05; <American Spanish: literally, sadness <Latin trīstitia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for tristeza

  • Bring the guitar and I will see if it will quit me of this tristeza!

    Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman