black spot


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black spot

n.
Any of various fungal or bacterial diseases of plants, resulting in small black spots on the leaves or on other parts.

black spot

n
1. a place on a road where accidents frequently occur
2. any dangerous or difficult place
3. (Plant Pathology) a disease of roses, Diplocarpon rosae, that causes circular black blotches on the leaves

black′ spot′


n.
any of various diseases of plants characterized by the appearance of black spots on the fruit and foliage.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black spot - any of several fungous diseases of plants that produce small black spots on the plantblack spot - any of several fungous diseases of plants that produce small black spots on the plant
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
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I can't do that; they'd have the black spot on me by then.
Not once did she look back upon the ruin that brooded like a huge monster--a black spot in the darkness that enveloped it.
Ahab's hat was never restored; the wild hawk flew on and on with it; far in advance of the prow: and at last disappeared; while from the point of that disappearance, a minute black spot was dimly discerned, falling from that vast height into the sea.
They were "cestracio philippi" sharks, with brown backs and whitish bellies, armed with eleven rows of teeth-- eyed sharks--their throat being marked with a large black spot surrounded with white like an eye.
Bulstrode's eyes of an ugly black spot on the landscape at Stone Court, but not relieving him of the dread that the black spot might reappear and become inseparable even from the vision of his hearth.
I discovered my admiration that I had not observed any of these illustrious persons at court; the black spot on the forehead being so remarkable a distinction, that I could not have easily overlooked it: and it was impossible that his majesty, a most judicious prince, should not provide himself with a good number of such wise and able counsellors.
But there may be such a thing as a very dark well in the Horner Country, which is a black spot on the face of the earth.
The sentries drew close together, watching the black spot from which the voice seemed to come.
His attention was arrested by a strange black spot that moved over them.
The sunken cheeks were rendered yet more ghastly by the rows of glistening teeth which protruded from between the lips, while the sockets of the eyes--filled with oval bits of mother-of-pearl shell, with a black spot in the centre--heightened the hideousness of its aspect.
And that was how I came to enlist, which was a black spot upon my character at the best of times, and would still be a sore job for me if I fell among the red-coats.
And the brougham, behind which he was now running, was no more than a black spot on the white road.