noun, Plant Pathology.
a disease, especially of apples and pears, characterized by sootlike spots or blotches on the fruit, caused by a fungus, Gloeodes pomigena.
a disease of clover, characterized by black, crusty blotches on the underside of the leaves, caused by a fungus, Cymadothea trifolii.
noun 1. blue grouse.
noun 1. Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, characterized by a black, sooty growth covering the affected parts, caused by any of several fungi. 2. any fungus causing this disease, as molds of the genera Capnodium, Phragmocapnias, and Scorias.
- Sooty mould
noun 1. a fungal plant disease characterized by a blackish growth covering the surface of leaves, fruits, etc 2. any of various fungi, such as species of Meliola or Capnodium, that cause this disease
noun 1. a black and white tern, Sterna fuscata, of small tropical islands.