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ripe rot

noun Plant Pathology.
  1. 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.
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  • Ripe-rot or bitter-rot (Glomerella rufomaculans) is a disease due to the same fungus causing the bitter-rot of the apple.

    Manual of American Grape-Growing

    U. P. Hedrick