oak-root rot

[ohk-root, -roo t]

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.

Nearby words

  1. oak wilt,
  2. oak-apple day,
  3. oak-leaf cluster,
  4. oak-leaf hydrangea,
  5. oak-leaved geranium,
  6. oakdale,
  7. oaked,
  8. oaken,
  9. oakham,
  10. oakland

Also called shoestring root rot.

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