red rot


Definition of red rot

  1. 1 :  a common sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

  2. 2a :  either of two diseases of sugarcane: (1) :  a destructive disease caused by a fungus (Physalospora tucumanensis) characterized by red patches within the canes and found also on sorgo (2) :  a rot of the leaf sheaths caused by a fungus (Sclerotium rolfsii) b :  a wood decay of various conifers and deciduous trees caused by various pore fungi —called also red heart c :  adustiosis

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