black rust

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

Origin of black rust

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

black rust

noun
  1. 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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