soft rot
noun Date: 1901 a mushy, watery, or slimy decay of plants or their parts caused by bacteria or fungi

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  • soft rot — soft′ rot n. ppa a disease of fruits and vegetables, marked by a soft, watery decay of affected parts, caused by bacteria or fungi • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • soft rot — n. any of various plant diseases, characterized by watery decay of rhizomes, roots, fruits, etc. and caused by any of numerous fungi or bacteria …   English World dictionary

  • soft rot — noun mushy or slimy decay of plants caused by bacteria or fungi • Hypernyms: ↑plant disease • Hyponyms: ↑leak * * * noun : a mushy watery or slimy decay of plants or their parts caused by bacteria or fungi: as a. : a disintegration of tissues (as …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft rot — /sɒft ˈrɒt/ (say soft rot) noun any plant disease caused by bacteria or fungi resulting in a marked softening of the tissue, especially that due to the bacterium Erwinia carotovora …   Australian English dictionary

  • soft rot — Plant Pathol. a disease of fruits and vegetables, characterized by a soft, watery decay of affected parts, caused by any of several bacteria or fungi. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rhizopus soft rot of sweetpotato — Rhizopus soft rot is a disease of the sweet potato.Sweetpotatoes are susceptible to a number of diseases during the postharvest storage period and during shipping. [Harter, L.L., Weimer, J.L, and Adams, J.M.R. 1918. Sweet potato storage rots.… …   Wikipedia

  • carrot soft rot — noun : a soft rot of carrots caused by a bacterium (Erwinia carotovora) …   Useful english dictionary

  • rot — /rot/, v., rotted, rotting, n., interj. v.i. 1. to undergo decomposition; decay. 2. to deteriorate, disintegrate, fall, or become weak due to decay (often fol. by away, from, off, etc.). 3. to languish, as in confinement. 4. to become morally… …   Universalium

  • Rot-Ahorn — (Acer rubrum) in Herbstfärbung Systematik Eurosiden II Ordnung: Seifenbaumartige (Sapindales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rot — rot1 [rɔt US ra:t] v past tense and past participle rotted present participle rotting [: Old English; Origin: rotian] 1.) [I and T] to decay by a gradual natural process, or to make something do this ▪ Candy will rot your teeth. ▪ The trees were… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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