cucumber mosaic

noun

Definition of cucumber mosaic

: a plant disease especially of cucumbers that is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus (species Cucumber mosaic virus of the genus Cucumovirus, family Bromoviridae) and is transmitted chiefly by an aphid and produces mottled foliage and often pale warty fruits

First Known Use of cucumber mosaic

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Cucumber mosaic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cucumber%20mosaic. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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