botrytis [boh-trahy-tis] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- any imperfect fungus of the genus Botrytis, having the conidia in grapelike bunches: a major cause of plant disease.
- noble rot.
Origin of botrytis New Latin (1832) Greek bótry(s) bunch of grapes + New Latin -(ī)tis -itis Examples from the Web for botrytis Historical Examples of botrytis
Species of Mucor, Botrytis, and other fungi, may also be met with.
H. Marshall Ward
The Botrytis infestans, “attacks the leaves and stems of potatoes.”
Snowdrops are sometimes attacked with a kind of mildew known scientifically as Botrytis galanthina.
They were covered with mould, consisting chiefly of a species of Mucor, and one also of Botrytis or Botryosporium.
The final or culminating cause of the disease known as the “potato-rot” is Botrytis (peronospora) infestans.
D. H. Compton and Pierre Blot
British Dictionary definitions for botrytis botrytis noun
- any of a group of fungi of the genus Botrytis, several of which cause plant diseases
- winemaking a fungus of this genus, Botrytis cinerea, which causes noble rot