clubroot

[kluhb-root, -roo t]

noun

Plant Pathology. a disease of cabbage and other cruciferous plants, characterized by enlarged, malformed roots, caused by a slime mold, Plasmodiophora brassicae.

Nearby words

  1. clubhouse,
  2. clubhouse sandwich,
  3. clubland,
  4. clubman,
  5. clubroom,
  6. clubwoman,
  7. cluck,
  8. clucky,
  9. clue,
  10. clue in

Origin of clubroot

First recorded in 1840–50; club + root1

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British Dictionary definitions for club root

club root

noun

a disease of cabbages and related plants, caused by the fungus Plasmodiophora brassicae, in which the roots become thickened and distorted
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