Definition of spraing in English:

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Pronunciation: /spreɪŋ/


[mass noun]
A viral disease of potatoes characterized by curved lesions inside the tubers and rings or lesions on the leaves.
Example sentences
  • Once growers have encountered spraing in a particular field, it will prove difficult to eradicate.
  • Free-living nematodes are well known as the vectors of the tobacco rattle virus, causing spraing.
  • Early data indicates that Markies has a good resistance to spraing caused by tobacco rattle virus, transmitted by free living nematodes.


Early 16th century (originally Scots, denoting a brightly coloured stripe): apparently of Scandinavian origin; compare with Norwegian sprang 'lace, fringe'.

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