noun Plant Pathology.

a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus.

Origin of anthracnose

From French, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at anthrac-, noso- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for anthracnose



any of several fungus diseases of plants and trees, such as vines and beans, characterized by oval dark depressed spots on the fruit and elsewhere

Word Origin for anthracnose

C19: from French, from Greek anthrax coal, carbuncle + nosos disease
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