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

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

Words Nearby bitter rot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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