Definition of ringspot in US English:

ringspot

noun

  • 1An annular mark on a plant or animal (especially a butterfly).

  • 2Any of several plant diseases characterized by annular spots or marks on the leaves, caused by fungi or viruses (also more fully "ringspot disease", "ringspot virus").

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Magazine. From ring + spot.

Pronunciation

ringspot

/ˈrɪŋspɒt/