Definition of oak wilt in English:

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oak wilt


A fungal disease of oaks and other trees that makes the foliage wilt and eventually kills the tree.
Example sentences
  • Previous research has documented the effects of chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, ash yellows, oak wilt, and beech bark disease on tree diameter distributions in eastern deciduous forests.
  • Trees dying of oak wilt should not be used as firewood.
  • When you prune your oaks can influence the spread of a disease called oak wilt.

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Syllabification: oak wilt

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