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A genus of hyphomycetous fungi which cause various plant diseases; (also alternaria) a fungus of this genus. Frequently attributive: designating a disease caused by such a fungus.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. From scientific Latin Alternaria from classical Latin alternus + -āria; compare -a.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.