black spot

noun
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of black spot

: any of several bacterial or fungal diseases of plants characterized by black spots or blotches especially on the leaves

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First Known Use of black spot

1847


BLACK SPOT Defined for English Language Learners

black spot

noun

Definition of black spot for English Language Learners

  • : a dangerous place or a place where a particular problem or difficulty is very common


Medical Dictionary

black spot

noun

medical Definition of black spot

: a spotting of frozen meat caused by an imperfect fungus of the genus Cladosporium (C. herbarum)

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