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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various fungi of the genus Botrytis responsible for numerous diseases of fruits and vegetables.
  • noun Noble rot.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large genus of mucedinous fungi, usually growing upon dead wood and leaves, characterized by the somewhat dendroid mode of branching of the fertile hyphæ, which bear simple spores more or less grouped near the tips.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The fungus Botrytis cinerea that is responsible for the formation of noble rot

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, genus name, from Greek botrus, bunch of grapes.]

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