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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Rot \Rot\, n.
1. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
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.
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.
His cattle must of rot and murrain die. --Milton.
Bitter rot (Bot.), a disease of apples, caused by the
fungus Glaeosporium fructigenum. --F. L. Scribner.
Black rot (Bot.), a disease of grapevines, attacking the
leaves and fruit, caused by the fungus Laestadia
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.
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