Meaning of fire blight

fire' blight"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a disease of pears, apples, quinces, etc., characterized by blossom, twig, and fruit blight and stem cankers, caused by a bacterium, Erwinia amylovora.
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