black rust


noun Plant Pathology.

any of several diseases of plants caused by rusts and characterized by black discoloration resulting from the fungal teliospores.

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Origin of black rust

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for black rust

black rust

noun

a stage in any of several diseases of cereals and grasses caused by rust fungi in which black masses of spores appear on the stems or leaves
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