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black spot

[blak spot for 1; blak spot for 2] /ˈblæk ˈspɒt for 1; ˈblæk ˌspɒt for 2/
noun
1.
Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, characterized by black spots on the fruit and foliage, twig lesions, defoliation, and rotting, caused by any of several fungi, as Diplocarpon rosae, or bacteria.
2.
British.
  1. a hazardous place in a road where accidents frequently occur.
  2. a dangerous area or place.
Origin of black spot
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for black spot

black spot

noun
1.
a place on a road where accidents frequently occur
2.
any dangerous or difficult place
3.
a disease of roses, Diplocarpon rosae, that causes circular black blotches on the leaves
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