clubroot

[ kluhb-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈklʌbˌrut, -ˌrʊt /

noun

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

Origin of clubroot

First recorded in 1840–50; club + root1
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