Definition of clubroot in English:

clubroot

noun

  • [mass noun] A fungal disease of cabbages, turnips, and related plants, in which the root becomes swollen and distorted by a single large gall or groups of smaller ones.

    • ‘If your soil is acidic, sprinkle in lime or wood ashes to neutralize the soil, and defend against clubroot.’
    • ‘There is no economical way of eliminating the clubroot organism from fields once infested.’
    • ‘In radishes, clubroot causes distorted swellings on the base of the bulb and along the tap root.’
    • ‘Once the soil is infested by the clubroot fungus, the fungus will remain viable for years.’
    • ‘The microorganism that causes clubroot occurs worldwide and also infects plants in the rose, poppy, and grass families.’
    • ‘Hydrated lime appears to be more effective in reducing the severity of clubroot than ground limestone.’

Pronunciation:

clubroot

/ˈklʌbruːt/