red stripe

noun

: any of several diseases of plants marked by reddish stripes or streaks: such as
a
: a decay of timber caused by a pore fungus (Polyporus vaporarius) and characterized by red or brown streaks
b
: a disease of sugarcane caused by a bacterium (Xanthomonas rubrilineans) and characterized by long narrow dark red streaks on the leaves of young plants and later invasion of the vascular system with occasional top rotting

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“Red stripe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20stripe. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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