from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of phycomycetous fungi, giving name to the family Peronosporaceæ.
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- n. genus of destructive downy mildews
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The final or culminating cause of the disease known as the "potato-rot" is _Botrytis (peronospora) infestans_.