anthracnose

noun

an·​thrac·​nose an-ˈthrak-ˌnōs How to pronounce anthracnose (audio)
: any of numerous destructive plant diseases caused by imperfect fungi and characterized especially by necrotic lesions

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Remove cankered limbs from fruit and nut trees for control of diseases such as apple anthracnose and bacterial canker of stone fruit. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Remove cankered limbs from fruit and nut trees for control of diseases such as apple anthracnose and bacterial canker of stone fruit. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 The fungus will remain on those leaves throughout the winter and cause anthracnose to appear the following spring. oregonlive, 25 June 2022 Remove cankered limbs from fruit and nut trees for control of diseases such as apple anthracnose and bacterial canker of stone fruit. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Remove cankered limbs from fruit and nut trees for control of diseases such as apple anthracnose and bacterial canker of stone fruit. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 The weather conditions that favor spot anthracnose are constant rain when the buds are first beginning to open. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 6 May 2022 Remove cankered limbs from fruit and nut trees for control of diseases such as apple anthracnose, bacterial canker of stone fruit and Eastern filbert blight. oregonlive, 1 Feb. 2022 The Chinese dogwood is far more resistant to both dogwood anthracnose and powdery mildew that can plague the native flowering dogwood in some locations. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French, from Greek anthrak-, ánthrax "charcoal, dark red precious stone, dark skin lesion" + nósos "disease" — more at anthrax, nosology

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anthracnose was in 1877

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“Anthracnose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthracnose. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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