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fireblight Syllabification: fire·blight
Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌblīt/

Definition of fireblight in English:


A serious bacterial disease of plants of the rose family, especially fruit trees, giving the leaves a scorched appearance.
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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