Definition of sooty mould in English:

sooty mould

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A black velvety mould that grows on the surfaces of leaves and stems affected by honeydew.
    • Family Capnodiaceae, subdivision Ascomycotina
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    • Often black sooty mold grows on the honeydew, but this mold can be gently washed off.
    • Like aphids, they also excrete honeydew, attracting black sooty mold fungus.
    • The honeydew's stickiness and the black sooty mold that grows on it can make a mess of plants and anything under infested trees.

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