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Definition of botrytis

: any of a genus (Botrytis) of imperfect fungi having botryoidal conidia and including several serious plant pathogens

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Recent Examples on the Web The Tokaji aszú wines are made by macerating the whole berries of highly concentrated noble rot grapes affected by botrytis in the wine must over a span of a couple of days. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 2 June 2021 These sugars come only from grapes, concentrated by the action of botrytis, and are therefore completely natural. Y-jean Mun-delsalle, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 The level of residual sugars contained in Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, 1er Grand Cru Classé, is on average 130 grams per liter, which is within the norms of Sauternes wines that combine aromatic concentration of botrytis and gustatory freshness. Y-jean Mun-delsalle, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Plus, the combination of high heat and humidity mean that grapes will almost certainly develop botrytis, a type of mold. Esther Mobley,, 19 Aug. 2020 As a result, botrytis (gray mold), a common airborne fungus, easily infects and rots crowded clusters of growth. oregonlive, 4 Apr. 2020 When absorbed by a plant, the fungicide enables it to block disease, such as botrytis in strawberries, which is the most widespread strawberry disease in California. NBC News, 16 Sep. 2019 Not that disease or pests are a big problem, though botrytis blight can be disappointing when buds get a fuzzy gray mold, turn black and never open., 2 July 2019 Gray mold, or botrytis, is a common problem on many fruits and flowers. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2015

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First Known Use of botrytis

1751, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for botrytis

New Latin, from Greek botrys

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12 Jun 2021

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“Botrytis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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