canker canker  /ˈkæŋ kər/


  1. (n) a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark
  2. (n) an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
  3. (n) a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of
  4. (v) become infected with a canker
  5. (v) infect with a canker


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  1. Unlike canker, greening spreads from tree to tree without the aid of heavy winds or rain.
  2. The canker grows until the branch, and eventually the tree, sickens and dies.
  3. The temporary ban was imposed in 1984 to halt an epidemic of canker, a deadly plant disease.


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  1. "Citrus canker and other disease threats have jeopardized a vital portion of Florida's economy, and the Citrus Health Response Plan provides an encouraging first step to ensure the future viability of the citrus industry," Adam H. Putnam,...
    on Mar 11, 2006 By: Adam Putnam Source:

  2. "This critical funding from USDA will help accelerate eradication activities and keep citrus canker from spreading in Florida," said Johanns. "USDA is providing these funds to help Florida protect the health of the citrus industry, which has...
    on Oct 3, 2005 By: Mike Johanns Source: Environment News Service

  3. "In the areas where we don't have canker, there should be exports and we should be able to send those to places like Dallas where there's -- within 500 miles -- there's not a citrus tree in sight," Bush said.
    on Jun 7, 2006 By: Jeb Bush Source:

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