Definition of pasmo in English:

pasmo

noun

  • A disease of flax, first reported from Argentina in 1911, caused by the fungus Mycosphaerella linorum, and characterized by circular brown or yellowish lesions on the leaves and stems. More fully "pasmo disease".

Origin

1920s. From Argentinian Spanish pasmo, specifically use of pasmo sickness, disease from Spanish pasmo spasm.

Pronunciation

pasmo

/ˈpazməʊ/