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brown spot

noun, Plant Pathology.
a disease of many plants, characterized by irregular, brownish lesions on the fruit and foliage and by stem cankers, caused by any of several fungi, as Ceratophorum setosum or Cephalosporium apii. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had seen a handsome dog while he was riding in the truck—a black dog with a brown spot over each eye.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Its flowers have a peculiarly clean, brilliant, alert look, and may usually be known by the brown spot at the base of the petals.

  • The wings are smoky and transparent, with dark-brown veins, and a brown spot near the middle of the edge of the first pair.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • A brown spot a long distance down the glade suddenly moves, and thereby shows itself to be a rabbit.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • The wings are smoky, and transparent, with dark brown veins, and a brown spot near the middle of the edge of the first pair.

    Parsons on the Rose Samuel Browne Parsons
  • The eye-like spots on its fifth and sixth segments are black, and each contains a brown spot surrounded by a white line.

    Butterflies and Moths William S. Furneaux
  • It first shows itself in a brown spot that seems to have worked out from the inner part of the leaf.

    The Garden, You, and I Mabel Osgood Wright
  • There is a brown spot just behind the dorsal groove and two others in the middle of the cephalothorax.

  • The linings of the wings are pure white with the exception of a brown spot on the tips of the great interior coverts.

  • I remember a fly in the biggest bead, which was clear, with a brown spot, and a clouded bead on either side of it.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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