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Meaning of barley stripe

bar'ley stripe"

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— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a disease of barley, characterized by blighted heads and chlorotic, brown, or frayed stripes on the leaves, caused by a fungus, Helminthosporium gramineum.
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