silver scurf

variants: less commonly

silver scab

Definition of silver scurf

  1. 1 :  a disease of potato tubers caused by a fungus (Spondylocladium atrovirens) and characterized by silvery patches on the skin

  2. 2 :  a silvering of citrus fruits caused by thrips

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