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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]
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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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Their backs were polished vermilion, with black spots.
It is of a brilliant gold color - about the size of a large hickory-nut - with two jet black spots near one extremity of the back, and another, somewhat longer, at the other.
But what caught my most interested attention at the moment that the sun's rays set the cliff's face a-shimmer, was the several black spots which now appeared quite plainly in evidence high across the gorgeous wall close to the forest's top, and extending apparently below and behind the branches.
Sulivan remarks, that the difference i the prevailing colours was so obvious, that in looking fo the herds near Port Pleasant, they appeared from a lon distance like black spots, whilst south of Choiseul Soun they appeared like white spots on the hill-sides.
Upon the green waters of the canal bordered with marble, upon which time had already scattered black spots and tufts of mossy grass, there glided majestically a long, flat bark adorned with the arms of England, surmounted by a dais, and carpeted with long damasked stuffs, which trailed their fringes in the water.
Now all the pig family are pink, or pink with black spots, but this pig child was smutty black all over; when it had been popped into a tub, it proved to be Yock-yock.
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.