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crown rust

noun, Plant Pathology.
1.
a disease of oats and other grasses, characterized by the formation, on the leaves, of orange or black spores, caused by a rust fungus, Puccinia coronata.
Origin of crown rust
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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