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Definition of botrytis

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

Examples of botrytis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second week was cold and rainy and brought black rot (botrytis). Tom Hyland, Forbes, 11 July 2022 But at harvest, at the right time on the right grapes, the right type of botrytis shrivels the grapes to concentrate the juice. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2021 Take care not to have the sprinkler directly spraying the plants, as this can create a mildew or botrytis (fungus) problem. oregonlive, 7 Nov. 2021 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 See More

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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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“Botrytis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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