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black spot

or blackspot

[blak spot for 1; blak spot for 2] /ˈblæk ˈspɒt for 1; ˈblæk ˌspɒt for 2/
noun
1.
Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, characterized by black spots on the fruit and foliage, twig lesions, defoliation, and rotting, caused by any of several fungi, as Diplocarpon rosae, or bacteria.
2.
British.
  1. a hazardous place in a road where accidents frequently occur.
  2. a dangerous area or place.
Origin of black spot
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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Examples from the Web for black spot
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  • If they look in, they'll just take us for a black spot in the dark!

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • As we walked I noticed at the side of the road a black spot.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • There probably is some black spot in his life which has brought him good luck.

    The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2) Alphonse Daudet
  • This is a black spot in the Dutch administration of affairs in Sumatra.

  • Who tipped me the black spot the day we landed, and began this dance?

    Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
  • But do you see what a black spot it looks, in the sunlighted wall?

  • But higher and higher arose the white cloud with the black spot in it.

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland Hans Christian Andersen
  • The third day Straightshaft saw a black spot in the distance.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • A black spot, the size of a baseball, had bounced mysteriously past him.

    Panther Eye Roy J. Snell
  • He explained how he had timed the passage of the black spot.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy Richard A. Proctor
British Dictionary definitions for black spot

black spot

noun
1.
a place on a road where accidents frequently occur
2.
any dangerous or difficult place
3.
a disease of roses, Diplocarpon rosae, that causes circular black blotches on the leaves
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