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Any of several plant diseases, especially a disease of peach, plum, and related plants caused by the fungus Monilinia fructicola, characterized by wilting of the flowers and rotting of the fruits.
1. (Plant Pathology) a disease of apples, peaches, etc, caused by fungi of the genus Sclerotinia and characterized by yellowish-brown masses of spores on the plant surface
2. (Plant Pathology) decay of timber caused by the action of fungi on the cellulose
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|Noun||1.||brown rot - any of certain fungous diseases of plants characterized by browning and decay of tissues|
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
brown rot gummosis, gummosis - disease of citrus trees caused by the fungus Phytophthora citrophthora