verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
noun Also wilt disease (for defs 5b, 6).
- the drying out, drooping, and withering of the leaves of a plant due to inadequate water supply, excessive transpiration, or vascular disease.
- a disease so characterized, as fusarium wilt.
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Examples from the Web for wilts
Wilt (of cotton): a disease of cotton in which the whole plant droops or wilts.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
Old Sarum, Wilts, the second Borough, has been already fully illustrated in vol.
Many have heard of the Demon of Tedworth, in the county of Wilts, in the year 1661.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wilts were the most crowded counties in 1700.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
Wiltshire cheese, in the form of “Wilts truckles,” may be described as small Cheddars, the weight being usually about 16 ℔.
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Word Origin for wilt
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Word Origin and History for wilts
1690s, probably an alteration of welk "to wilt," probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German welken "to wither," cognate with Old High German irwelhen "become soft." Related: Wilted; wilting.