armillaria root rot

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

noun

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

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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

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