Definition of cucumber mosaic in English:

Share this entry

cucumber mosaic

noun

[mass noun]
A virus disease affecting plants of the gourd family, spread by beetles and aphids and causing mottling and stunting.
Example sentences
  • They are vulnerable to a disease spread by aphids called cucumber mosaic virus, which can cause the plants to turn brown and die.
  • Both stages can carry bacterial wilt or cucumber mosaic virus, diseases that will quickly kill the plant.
  • They are blamed with spreading bacterial wilt and cucumber mosaic.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: cu¦cum|ber mo¦saic

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.