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soft rot

noun Plant Pathology.
  1. a disease of fruits and vegetables, characterized by a soft, watery decay of affected parts, caused by any of several bacteria or fungi.
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Origin of soft rot

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for soft rot

soft rot

noun
  1. any of various bacterial or fungal plant diseases characterized by watery disintegration of fruits, roots, etc
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