black rot

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Definition of black rot

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

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Fungal diseases include black rot, which results in circular, dark depressions on tubers. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Perfect Sweet Potatoes In Your Backyard," 15 Mar. 2017

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1780, in the meaning defined above

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