from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fungous or bacterial disease affecting the stems of various plants. That of the carnation is due to a species of Rhizoctonia; that of the clover to Sclerotinia Trifolium; that of the cucumber to S. Libertiana; that of the egg-plant and sweet potato to Nectria Ipomœæ; and that of tobacco to Botrytis longibranchiata.


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