oak wilt

oak wilt
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohk wilt]
    • /oʊk wɪlt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohk wilt]
    • /oʊk wɪlt/

Definitions of oak wilt words

  • noun oak wilt a disease of oaks, characterized by wilting and discoloration of the leaves and defoliation, usually starting at and spreading from the top of the tree and the ends of the branches, caused by a fungus, Chalara quercina. 1
  • noun oak wilt a disease of oaks which plugs the vessels of the wood and makes the leaves wilt, caused by an ascomycetous fungus (Ceratocystis fagacearum) 0

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Origin of oak wilt

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45

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Parts of speech for Oak wilt


oak wilt popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

oak wilt usage trend in Literature

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