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WITCH BROOMS

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 755 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WITCH BROOMS, or " Birds' Nests," in botany, peculiar broom-like growths often seen on the branches of many trees. They are a dense development of branching twigs formed at one place on a branch as the result of the irritation set up by the presence of a mite or a fungus.
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