sooty mold


noun

Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, characterized by a black, sooty growth covering the affected parts, caused by any of several fungi.
any fungus causing this disease, as molds of the genera Capnodium, Phragmocapnias, and Scorias.

Nearby words

  1. soothsayer,
  2. soothsaying,
  3. sooty,
  4. sooty blotch,
  5. sooty grouse,
  6. sooty mould,
  7. sooty shearwater,
  8. sooty tern,
  9. sop,
  10. sop up

Origin of sooty mold

First recorded in 1900–05

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