Potato rot
Rot Rot, n. 1. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See {Bitter rot}, {Black rot}, etc., below. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. G. rotz glanders.] A fatal distemper which attacks sheep and sometimes other animals. It is due to the presence of a parasitic worm in the liver or gall bladder. See 1st {Fluke}, 2. [1913 Webster]

His cattle must of rot and murrain die. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Bitter rot} (Bot.), a disease of apples, caused by the fungus {Gl[ae]osporium fructigenum}. --F. L. Scribner.

{Black rot} (Bot.), a disease of grapevines, attacking the leaves and fruit, caused by the fungus {L[ae]stadia Bidwellii}. --F. L. Scribner.

{Dry rot} (Bot.) See under {Dry}.

{Grinder's rot} (Med.) See under {Grinder}.

{Potato rot}. (Bot.) See under {Potato}.

{White rot} (Bot.), a disease of grapes, first appearing in whitish pustules on the fruit, caused by the fungus {Coniothyrium diplodiella}. --F. L. Scribner. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Potato rot — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potato rot — potato disease or potato rot noun Any of several bacterial or fungal diseases of potatoes • • • Main Entry: ↑potato …   Useful english dictionary

  • potato rot nematode — noun : a plant parasitic nematode (Ditylenchus destructor)that attacks roots and tubers (as of potato or sugar beet) causing dry rugose lesions highly susceptible to secondary invasion by fungi and that has long been a serious pest of potatoes in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rot — Rot, n. 1. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood, supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See {Bitter rot}, {Black rot}, etc., below. [1913 Webster] 3. [Cf. G. rotz glanders …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato — Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato beetle — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato bug — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato fly — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato weevil — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato whisky — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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