Pear blight

Definition of Pear blight

(Bot.) A name of two distinct diseases of pear trees, both causing a destruction of the branches, viz., that caused by a minute insect (Xyleborus pyri), and that caused by the freezing of the sap in winter.
(Zool.) A very small beetle (Xyleborus pyri) whose larvæ bore in the twigs of pear trees and cause them to wither.
- A. J. Downing.

See also: Pear Pear

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blight canker, fire blight, leaf blight
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