black rot

noun

Definition of black rot

: a bacterial or fungal rot of plants marked by dark brown discoloration

Examples of black rot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fungal diseases include black rot, which results in circular, dark depressions on tubers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 Fungal diseases include black rot, which results in circular, dark depressions on tubers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 Fungal diseases include black rot, which results in circular, dark depressions on tubers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 Fungal diseases include black rot, which results in circular, dark depressions on tubers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 Fungal diseases include black rot, which results in circular, dark depressions on tubers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 Fungal diseases include black rot, which results in circular, dark depressions on tubers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 Fungal diseases include black rot, which results in circular, dark depressions on tubers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 Fungal diseases include black rot, which results in circular, dark depressions on tubers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020

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First Known Use of black rot

1780, in the meaning defined above

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“Black rot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20rot. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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