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red rot

noun
1.
Plant Pathology. any of several fungal diseases of sugarcane, sorgo, and some trees, characterized by a red discoloration within the affected stalks.
Origin of red rot
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • This sometimes shows in the color, as the "red rot" of pine or the "bluing" of ash.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes

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