noun Plant Pathology.
a symptom or phase of many diseases of plants, characterized by discoloration and decay of the roots.
any disease so characterized.
Words nearby root rot
Origin of root rot
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for root rot
Both are associated with and are probably a cause of the root-rot of the cherry and other orchard fruits.The Cherries of New York|U. P. Hedrick
The former is more suited to the moister soils and wherever there is danger of root-rot, and the latter to the drier soils.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick