crown rot

noun

Definition of crown rot

: any rot affecting the part of a plant at or near the ground level and caused in the sugar beet by boron deficiency or in rhubarb by a fungus (Phytophthora parasitica) — compare collar rot

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“Crown rot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crown%20rot. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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