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ripe rot

noun, Plant Pathology
a disease of fruit or vegetable storage organs at the ripening stage, caused by any of several fungi or bacteria and characterized by spotting and rapid decay. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • ripe-rot or bitter-rot (Glomerella rufomaculans) is a disease due to the same fungus causing the bitter-rot of the apple.

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