sooty blotch

noun Plant Pathology.
  1. a disease, especially of apples and pears, characterized by sootlike spots or blotches on the fruit, caused by a fungus, Gloeodes pomigena.
  2. a disease of clover, characterized by black, crusty blotches on the underside of the leaves, caused by a fungus, Cymadothea trifolii.
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