One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- former term for candida
- ‘If witches' broom and monilia become established in West Africa, the results would be devastating to world cocoa markets.’
- ‘We fully expect our experiments in Miami, Florida, to hasten discovery of cacao plants resistant to monilia pod rot, black pod, witches broom, and other costly fungal diseases.’
- ‘In an attempt to control a fungal disease known as monilia pod rot, the shade canopy was removed.’
Modern Latin, from Latin monile ‘necklace’ (with reference to the chains of spores).
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