Definition of Sigatoka in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsiɡəˈtōkə/


A fungal disease of banana plants characterized by elongated spots on the leaves, which then rot completely.
Example sentences
  • The first threat is a fungal disease called black Sigatoka, which has become a global epidemic since it first appeared in Fiji in 1963.
  • Black Sigatoka, also known as black leaf streak, is common on bananas in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Among the fungal diseases most prominently found in Africa is the Sigatoka complex comprising two types: black and yellow Sigatoka.


1920s: named after a district in Fiji.

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Syllabification: Sig·a·to·ka

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