Definition of fireblight in English:

fireblight

Syllabification: fire·blight
Pronunciation: /ˈfīrˌblīt
 
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noun

A serious bacterial disease of plants of the rose family, especially fruit trees, giving the leaves a scorched appearance.
  • The bacterium is Erwinia amylovora
More example sentences
  • Orchardists are concerned the bacterial disease fireblight could be imported into Australia, with devastating effects on the local fruit industry.
  • Australia currently bans the import of New Zealand apples because it fears the fireblight bacterial disease.
  • Australian growers remain concerned about the risk of the disease fireblight being introduced to their orchards.

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