[ ohk-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈoʊkˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
noun Plant Pathology.
a disease of oaks and other trees and woody plants, caused by the fungus Amillariella mellea (oak-root fungus), the fruiting body of which is the honey mushroom, and characterized by rotting roots, girdling of crown, and eventual death of the tree.
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Also called shoestring root rot.
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