clubroot

noun

club·​root ˈkləb-ˌrüt How to pronounce clubroot (audio)
-ˌru̇t
: a disease of cruciferous plants (such as cabbage) caused by a slime mold (Plasmodiophora brassicae) producing swellings or distortions of the root

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clubroot was in 1846

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“Clubroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clubroot. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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