Definition of anthracnose
: any of numerous destructive plant diseases caused by imperfect fungi and characterized especially by necrotic lesions
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Although inconsistent in flowering, the tree is well adapted to our climate and the leaves, blooms and fruit are tolerant of anthracnose.
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Origin and Etymology of anthracnose
French, from Greek anthrak-, anthrax + nosos disease
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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