armillaria root rot

[ ahr-muh-lair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌɑr məˈlɛər i ə /


a widespread rot caused by the honey mushroom, Armillariella mellea, seriously damaging to the roots of various hardwoods, conifers, and other trees.

Nearby words

  1. armidale,
  2. armiger,
  3. armigerous,
  4. armill,
  5. armilla,
  6. armillary,
  7. armillary sphere,
  8. armillifer,
  9. arming,
  10. arming chest

Origin of armillaria root rot

< New Latin Armillaria an earlier name for the genus, equivalent to Latin armill(a) bracelet (referring to the braceletlike frill on such mushrooms; see armillary) + -aria, feminine of -arius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019