Definition of dieback in English:

dieback

Line breaks: die|back
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪbak
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
A condition in which a tree or shrub begins to die from the tip of its leaves or roots backwards, owing to disease or an unfavourable environment: any sign of browning or other discoloration could be the onset of dieback aluminium causes the stress condition of crown dieback a survey of hedgerow trees found a correlation between ash dieback, acidity, and sulphur
More example sentences
  • The tree seems to be experiencing dieback similar to fire blight.
  • If a shrub develops dieback, prune out infected parts.
  • The caterpillars of the gypsy moth are destructive defoliators that feed primarily on oak trees causing growth loss, crown dieback, and tree mortality.

More definitions of dieback

Definition of dieback in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day crowdsource
Pronunciation: ˈkroudˌsôrs
verb
obtain (information) by enlisting help of many people…