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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
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • And finally, western red rot and other fungi cause large volume losses in old-growth stands.

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