Definition of sunscald in English:

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sunscald

Pronunciation: /ˈsənskôld/
(also sun scald)

noun

Damage to plant tissue, especially bark or fruit, caused by exposure to excessive sunlight.
Example sentences
  • Ripening apples are vulnerable to sun scald, which causes bronzed or bleached spots on the fruit's skin.
  • On young trees ‘temporary ‘branches may be retained along the stem to encourage taper and protect trees from vandalism and sun scald.’
  • Maple and poplar, for example, are susceptible to sun scald and desiccation by wind; oaks usually aren't.

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Syllabification: sun·scald

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