bitter rot


nounPlant Pathology.
  1. a disease of apples, grapes, and other fruit, characterized by cankers on the branches or twigs and bitter, rotted fruit, caused by any of several fungi.

Origin of bitter rot

1
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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