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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.

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Origin of sooty mold

First recorded in 1900–05
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