Entry from US English dictionary
A disease of various oaks and other forest trees, sometimes resulting in sudden death as a result of bark cankers that encircle the trunk.
- The infecting organism is the water mold Phytophthora Ramorum.
- The training will focus on identifying sudden oak death, a disease not yet found in Nebraska that kills oaks and other plants, Chaky said.
- Among the examples cited: sudden oak death, now ravaging California's trees by the thousands, and citrus canker, wreaking havoc on Florida despite $200 million spent to control it.
- Laboratory tests indicate that eastern red and pin oaks, some blueberry varieties, and perhaps certain rhododendrons, viburnums, and other landscape plants are highly susceptible to sudden oak death.
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Syllabification: sud·den oak death
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