Common name for a number of different diseases on plants characterised by the rapid death of plant tissue e.g. leaf blight, blossom blight, shoot blight.
Blight refers to a specific symptom affecting plants in response to infection by a pathogenic organism. It is simply a rapid and complete chlorosis, browning, then death of plant tissues such as leaves, branches, twigs, or floral organs. Accordingly, many diseases that primarily exhibit this symptom are called blights. Several notable examples are...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blight
• (n.) The act of blighting, or the state of being blighted; a withering or mildewing, or a stoppage of growth in the whole or a part of a plant, etc. • (n.) A rashlike eruption on the human skin. • (v. t.) Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one`s prospects. • (n.) Mildew...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/blight/
1. To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of. '[This vapor] blasts vegetables, blights corn and fruit, and is sometimes injurious even to man.' (Woodward) ... 2. Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one's prospects. 'Seared in heart and lone and blighted.' (Byron)...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a state or condition being blightedFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
Blight: The Tragedy of Dublin is a play by Oliver St. John Gogarty. One of the earliest Irish `slum dramas`, it focuses on the horrific conditions prevalent in Dublin`s tenements and the ineffectuality of the medical and charitable institutions set up to combat them. The message of the play reflects Gogarty`s belief that only a compl...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blight_(play)
To spoil or destroy.
Example: His childhood was blighted by poor health.
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(blīt) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Blighted
; present participle & verbal noun Blighting
.] [ Perh. contr. from Anglo-Saxon blīcettan
to glitter, from the same root as English bleak
. T...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/65
Blight intransitive verb
To be affected by blight; to blast; as, this vine never blights
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Blight noun 1.
Mildew; decay; anything nipping or blasting; -- applied as a general name to various injuries or diseases of plants, causing the whole or a part to wither, whether occasioned by insects, fungi, or atmospheric influences. 2.
The act of blighting, or the state of being bligh...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/65
A disease characterized by rapid and extensive death of plant foliage. A general term applied to any of a wide range of unrelated plant diseases. (e.g., chestnut blight, fireblight, late blight, halo blight) Found on http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/glossary/Defs_B.htm
A disease characterized by sudden, severe, and extensive spotting, discoloration, wilting, or destruction of leaves, flowers, stems, or entire plants, usually attacking young, growing tissues (in disease names, often coupled with the name of the affected part of the host, e.g., leaf blight, blossom blight, shoot blight).Found on https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/resource-library/vegetable-gardening-glossar
a disease that creates brown, circular patches in the lawn; if left untreated, it will grow to affect large areas of grass. Controlling this unsightly condition requires that you irrigate properly and apply controls, such as GardenTech® Daconil® Fungicide.Found on https://www.pennington.com/all-products/fertilizer/resources/glossary-terms
A plant disease, especially one caused by fungi such as mildew and rust.Found on http://www.movinghere.org.uk/help/glossary.htm
Any of a number of plant diseases caused mainly by parasitic species of fungus, which produce a whitish appearance on leaf and stem surfaces; for example, potato blight Phytophthora infestans. General damage caused by aphids or pollution is sometimes known as blight. In 1998 a new virulent strain of P. infestansFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0020438.html
any of various plant diseases whose symptoms include sudden and severe yellowing, browning, spotting, withering, or dying of leaves, flowers, fruit, ... [1 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/b/78
blight, general term for any sudden and severe plant disease or for the agent that causes it. The term is now applied chiefly to diseases caused by bacteria (e.g., bean blights and fire blight of fruit trees), viruses (e.g., soybean bud blight), fungi (e.g., chestnut blight), and protists (e.g., pot...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0807894.html
Decline of neighbourhoods earmarked for redevelopment. Sometimes referred to as planning blight, the decline usually involves a fall in house prices.
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For Vine Diseases see below mildew. mushrooms. molds. black rot and Vine enemies; regarding noble rot see below Botrytis and sweet,Found on https://glossary.wein-plus.eu/blight-1
- a state or condition being blighted 2. [n] - any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting 3. [v] - cause to suffer a blightFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=blight
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