buckeye rot


Definition of buckeye rot

: a fungal rot of tomato fruit caused by a phycomycete (Phytophthora parasitica) that causes a gray-green or brown discoloration usually with darker zonate bands at the blossom end of the fruit

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History and Etymology for buckeye rot

buck entry 1 + eye; from the resemblance of the rotten spot to a buck's eye

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“Buckeye rot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckeye%20rot. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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