black spot

noun

Definition of black spot 

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

2 chiefly British : a dangerous or troublesome place or area … Wisteria Lane has always been a major accident black spot.— Jane Simon

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Cameras identify imperfections like bruises and black spots, and little puffs of air knock damaged fries off the conveyor belt. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018 On leaves, brown to black spots form and enlarge, developing concentric rings. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthy Food By Identifying + Treating These Common Plant Diseases," 21 July 2015 Cameras identify imperfections like bruises and black spots, and little puffs of air knock damaged fries off the conveyor belt. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018 Cameras identify imperfections like bruises and black spots, and little puffs of air knock damaged fries off the conveyor belt. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018 Cameras identify imperfections like bruises and black spots, and little puffs of air knock damaged fries off the conveyor belt. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018 Cameras identify imperfections like bruises and black spots, and little puffs of air knock damaged fries off the conveyor belt. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018 Cameras identify imperfections like bruises and black spots, and little puffs of air knock damaged fries off the conveyor belt. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018 Cameras identify imperfections like bruises and black spots, and little puffs of air knock damaged fries off the conveyor belt. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Out of the fryer and into the Uber car: Idaho-based Lamb Weston trying to deliver crispy fries," 3 July 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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black spot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of black spot

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

black spot

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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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