black rot


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black rot

n.
Any of several fungal or bacterial plant diseases resulting in dark brown to black discoloration and decay of affected plant parts.

black rot

n
(Plant Pathology) any of various plant diseases of fruits and vegetables, producing blackening, rotting, and shrivelling and caused by bacteria (including Xanthomonas campestris) and fungi (such as Physalospora malorum)

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n.
any of various fungal or bacterial diseases of plants characterized by black discoloration and decay.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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Noun1.black rot - a fungous disease causing darkening and decay of the leaves of fruits and vegetablesblack rot - a fungous disease causing darkening and decay of the leaves of fruits and vegetables
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
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