noun Plant Pathology.
a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus.
Origin of anthracnose
dating back to 1885–90;
see origin at anthrac-
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Historical Examples of anthracnose
A few sorts rather commonly grown in home vineyards, as Diamond, Brighton and Agawam, suffer most from anthracnose.
The vines are resistant to mildew, black-rot, and anthracnose and are strong, vigorous growers.
“Boll rot,” or “Anthracnose,” is a disease which may at times be sufficiently serious to destroy from 10 to 50% of the crop.
The leaves would dry up and the berries become small and crumbly when affected by anthracnose.
The gray bark disease and anthracnose, also snowy tree cricket and red-necked cane borer, are controlled in this way.
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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