Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several diseases of plants caused by certain fungi and characterized by dead spots on the leaves, twigs, or fruits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several fungal diseases that affect many plants and trees

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several fungus diseases, caused by parasitic species of the series Melanconiales, attacking the bean, grape, melon, cotton, and other plants. In the case of the grape, brown concave spots are formed on the stem and fruit, and the disease is called bird's-eye rot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disease of grapevines which affects the leaves, the young stems, and the green berries, and is caused by a fungus, Sphaceloma ampelinum.
  • n. A name given to those diseases of plants which are caused by the attacks of fungi of the genera Gl├Žosporium and Colletotrichum.

Etymologies

French : Greek anthrax, anthrak-, carbuncle + Greek nosos, disease.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Now the culture of the grape extends over a great part of the State, from the coast to the interior; in the latter, its successful growth depending on the necessary suitable water for irrigation, and on the coast to our knowledge of how to keep fungus pests, such as anthracnose, in check by winter treatment and spring spraying.

    Fruits of Queensland

  • Unlike the more commonly-planted 'bush beans', the beans are resistant to legume diseases such as anthracnose, root rot and ascochyta, which are found in damp, higher altitude areas.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • -- Dogwood anthracnose After 15 to 20 years of dying trees, with sprays only superficially holding this fungus at bay, Ethel Dutky, University of Maryland plant pathologist, reports that fewer native dogwoods are developing anthracnose symptoms throughout this area.

    Beware of late blight, and report damage

  • Some that were growing around here when we first bought the house have been lost to the anthracnose disease that spread through this area about ten years ago.

    Winters Of Spring « Fairegarden

  • There is an issue with anthracnose getting them, but we have been spared so far.

    Pink Dogwood Winter « Fairegarden

  • Constellation Large, overlapping, white bracts Taller than wide; branching low to the ground; moderate resistance to dogwood anthracnose; susceptible to mildew

    SELECT A KOUSA DOGWOOD

  • Aurora Rounded, overlapping, white bracts Taller than wide; branching low to the ground; moderate resistance to dogwood anthracnose; resistance to mildew

    SELECT A KOUSA DOGWOOD

  • However, few clients are aware that flowering dogwood, Cornus florida, is highly susceptible to a pathogen that will kill it: dogwood anthracnose.

    SELECT A KOUSA DOGWOOD

  • Stardust White Broad, spreading small tree; resistant to dogwood anthracnose

    SELECT A KOUSA DOGWOOD

  • Celestial White Taller than wide; branching low to the ground; resistant to dogwood anthracnose and mildew; former know as Galaxy

    SELECT A KOUSA DOGWOOD

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