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black spot

or black·spot

[ blak -spot for 1; blak -spot for 2 ]
/ ˈblæk ˈspɒt for 1; ˈblæk ˌspɒt for 2 /
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noun

Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, characterized by black spots on the fruit and foliage, twig lesions, defoliation, and rotting, caused by any of several fungi, as Diplocarpon rosae, or bacteria.
British.
  1. a hazardous place in a road where accidents frequently occur.
  2. a dangerous area or place.

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Origin of black spot

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for black spot

black spot

noun

a place on a road where accidents frequently occur
any dangerous or difficult place
a disease of roses, Diplocarpon rosae, that causes circular black blotches on the leaves
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