Meaning of botrytis rot

botry'tis rot"

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— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a disease of many plants caused by fungi of the genus Botrytis, characterized by leaf blight, a tan-gray moldlike surface growth, and the rotting of stems and storage organs. Cf. noble rot.
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