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tristeza

[ trih-stey-zuh ]
/ trɪˈsteɪ zə /
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noun Plant Pathology.
a disease of certain citrus trees, characterized by yellowed leaves, wilting, and root destruction, caused by a virus.
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Origin of tristeza

First recorded in 1900–05; from Latin American Spanish: literally, “sadness,” from Latin trīstitia
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