blossom-end rot

noun

Definition of blossom-end rot

1 : any fruit rot originating at the blossom end
2 : a common physiological disease of the tomato attributed to great fluctuation in available moisture and characterized by slightly sunken leathery areas around the tip end of the fruit that appear water-soaked or colored lead to brown

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“Blossom-end rot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blossom-end%20rot. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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