ripe rot

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noun Plant Pathology.

a disease of fruit or vegetable storage organs at the ripening stage, caused by any of several fungi or bacteria and characterized by spotting and rapid decay.

Nearby words

  1. riparian right,
  2. riparian rights,
  3. ripcord,
  4. ripe,
  5. ripe old age,
  6. ripen,
  7. ripidolite,
  8. ripieno,
  9. ripken,
  10. ripley

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Examples from the Web for ripe rot

  • Ripe-rot or bitter-rot (Glomerella rufomaculans) is a disease due to the same fungus causing the bitter-rot of the apple.