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A mainly fungal disease of plants, causing dark lesions.
- ‘In dry edible beans, anthracnose causes unsightly cankers on plant stems, pods, and seeds.’
- ‘Diseases such as anthracnose, spur blight, and mildew may be more prevalent if irrigation is not accompanied by adequate disease-control measures.’
- ‘Other diseases include rust, crown gall, anthracnose and petal blight.’
- ‘If anthracnose becomes a problem, spray the plants with lime-sulfur solution at budbreak and, if needed, during the growing season.’
- ‘We also developed heat-tolerant Chinese cabbage, and peppers resistant to the major tropical disease anthracnose.’
Late 19th century: coined in French from Greek anthrax, anthrak- ‘coal’ + nosos ‘disease’.
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