noun Plant Pathology.
a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus.

1885–90; < French; see anthrac-, noso- Unabridged
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anthracnose (ænˈθræknəʊs)
any of several fungus diseases of plants and trees, such as vines and beans, characterized by oval dark depressed spots on the fruit and elsewhere
[C19: from French, from Greek anthrax coal, carbuncle + nosos disease]

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The culprit was anthracnose, a fungal disease best known for infecting mangoes.
Non-native plant diseases include dogwood anthracnose, sycamore anthracnose,
  and chestnut blight.
Although this growth may appear to be vigorous and healthy, it makes dogwoods
  more vulnerable to dogwood anthracnose.
The leaf disease, anthracnose, is commonly seen when the spring weather is cool
  and wet.
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