snow mold

noun

variants or snow rot
1
a
: a disease of cereals caused by a fungus (Calonectria graminicola) and characterized by abundant superficial white mycelium when the snow melts
b
: a similar disease especially of turf grasses caused by a fungus of the genera Typhula, Sclerotium or Fusarium
2
: a fungus causing a snow mold

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“Snow mold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow%20mold. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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