brown canker


noun Plant Pathology.

a fungous disease of roses, characterized by leaf and flower lesions, stem cankers surrounded by a reddish-purple border, and dieback.

Nearby words

  1. brown bent,
  2. brown betty,
  3. brown bread,
  4. brown bullhead,
  5. brown butter,
  6. brown coal,
  7. brown coat,
  8. brown cow,
  9. brown creeper,
  10. brown deer

Origin of brown canker

First recorded in 1825–35

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