Dutch-elm-disease meaning

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A disease of elm trees caused by fungi of the genus Ophiostoma, especially O. ulmi or O. novo-ulmi, characterized by wilted leaves and brown streaks in the wood and resulting in eventual death of the trees.
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A virulent and widespread disease of elms caused by a fungus (Ceratocystis ulmi) that produces wilting and drying of the leaves and, ultimately, death of the tree.
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A disease of elm trees caused by the fungus Ceratocystis ulmi, spread by the European elm bark beetle Scolytus multistriatus and by the contact of the roots of healthy elms with those of infected trees. It produces brown streaks in the wood and results in the eventual death of the tree. No cure has been discovered, but prevention methods include the injection of insecticide into healthy trees and the destruction of all elms in infected areas.
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A disease of elm trees caused by an Ascomycete fungus and spread by bark beetles.
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Origin of dutch-elm-disease

  • From having been discovered in the Netherlands

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after the country the disease was first identified in.

    From Wiktionary