Definition of sooty mold in English:

sooty mold

Syllabification: soot·y mold

noun

A black velvety mold that grows on the surfaces of leaves and stems affected by honeydew.
  • Family Capnodiaceae, subdivision Ascomycotina
More example sentences
  • 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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