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Definition of "anthracnose" [an•thrac•nose]

  • Any of several diseases of plants caused by certain fungi and characterized by dead spots on the leaves, twigs, or fruits. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anthracnose" in a sentence
  • "Now the culture of the grape extends over a great part of the State, from the coast to the interior; in the latter, its successful growth depending on the necessary suitable water for irrigation, and on the coast to our knowledge of how to keep fungus pests, such as anthracnose, in check by winter treatment and spring spraying."
  • "Unlike the more commonly-planted 'bush beans', the beans are resistant to legume diseases such as anthracnose, root rot and ascochyta, which are found in damp, higher altitude areas."
  • "-- Dogwood anthracnose After 15 to 20 years of dying trees, with sprays only superficially holding this fungus at bay, Ethel Dutky, University of Maryland plant pathologist, reports that fewer native dogwoods are developing anthracnose symptoms throughout this area."