- a disease of fruits and vegetables, characterized by a soft, watery decay of affected parts, caused by any of several bacteria or fungi.
Origin of soft rot
First recorded in 1900–05
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- any of various bacterial or fungal plant diseases characterized by watery disintegration of fruits, roots, etc
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