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canker
American English: /ˈkæŋkər/
British English: /ˈkaŋkə/

Translation of canker in Spanish:

noun

uncountable and countable
  • 2 (Botany)
    Example sentences
    • Activity in the citrus orchards of central Queensland has ground to a halt as the state calls for help to deal with the mammoth task of inspecting trees for the disease canker.
    • It pays to be on the lookout for apple scab, canker and mildew, tackling any problems before they become deeply ingrained and hard to treat.
    • Trees appear to resist bacterial canker but are very susceptible to fire blight.
    Example sentences
    • In dry edible beans, anthracnose causes unsightly cankers on plant stems, pods, and seeds.
    • As the infection progresses, trees undergo twig and branch dieback and develop stem cankers, which results in tree-death.
    • He visits other chestnut trees, too, packing mud on their cankers and clipping flowers for use in breeding programs.
  • 3 (evil)
    Example sentences
    • Now the big question is how to curb the canker of corruption and restore much needed probity in public life.
    • ‘That is the canker in the heart of the Conservative Party and that is what sparked the trouble,’ he said
    • For politicians, the overstayer issue is a bit of a canker.
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