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brown spot

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of many plants, characterized by irregular, brownish lesions on the fruit and foliage and by stem cankers, caused by any of several fungi, as Ceratophorum setosum or Cephalosporium apii.
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  • He had seen a handsome dog while he was riding in the truck—a black dog with a brown spot over each eye.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Its flowers have a peculiarly clean, brilliant, alert look, and may usually be known by the brown spot at the base of the petals.

  • The wings are smoky and transparent, with dark-brown veins, and a brown spot near the middle of the edge of the first pair.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • A brown spot a long distance down the glade suddenly moves, and thereby shows itself to be a rabbit.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • The wings are smoky, and transparent, with dark brown veins, and a brown spot near the middle of the edge of the first pair.

    Parsons on the Rose Samuel Browne Parsons
  • The eye-like spots on its fifth and sixth segments are black, and each contains a brown spot surrounded by a white line.

    Butterflies and Moths William S. Furneaux
  • It first shows itself in a brown spot that seems to have worked out from the inner part of the leaf.

    The Garden, You, and I Mabel Osgood Wright
  • There is a brown spot just behind the dorsal groove and two others in the middle of the cephalothorax.

  • The linings of the wings are pure white with the exception of a brown spot on the tips of the great interior coverts.

  • I remember a fly in the biggest bead, which was clear, with a brown spot, and a clouded bead on either side of it.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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