peach scab

noun

Definition of peach scab

: a fungal disease of the peach and related plants (as cherry and plum) caused by a scab (Cladosporium carpophilum) producing freckles on the fruit and small brown spots on the leaves and twigs

called also cherry scab, plum scab

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“Peach scab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peach%20scab. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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