Definition of red stripe
: 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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