Definition of anthracnose in English:

anthracnose

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Pronunciation: /anˈθraknəʊs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A mainly fungal disease of plants, causing dark lesions.
    • This is usually caused by fungi of the subdivision Deuteromycotina
    More example sentences
    • Other diseases include rust, crown gall, anthracnose and petal blight.
    • Diseases such as anthracnose, spur blight, and mildew may be more prevalent if irrigation is not accompanied by adequate disease-control measures.
    • In dry edible beans, anthracnose causes unsightly cankers on plant stems, pods, and seeds.

Origin

late 19th century: coined in French from Greek anthrax, anthrak- 'coal' + nosos 'disease'.

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