early blight: Meaning and Definition of

ear'ly blight'

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? Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a disease of plants characterized by leaf spotting, defoliation, and stunted growth, caused by any of several fungi, as Alternaria solani or Cercospora apii.
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