botrytis [boh-trahy-tis] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any imperfect fungus of the genus Botrytis, having the conidia in grapelike bunches: a major cause of plant disease.
  2. 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.

    Disease in Plants

    H. Marshall Ward

  • The Botrytis infestans, “attacks the leaves and stems of potatoes.”

    Epidemics Examined and Explained: or, Living Germs Proved by Analogy to be a Source of Disease

    John Grove

  • Snowdrops are sometimes attacked with a kind of mildew known scientifically as Botrytis galanthina.

    Beautiful Bulbous Plants

    John Weathers

  • They were covered with mould, consisting chiefly of a species of Mucor, and one also of Botrytis or Botryosporium.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society – Vol. 3


  • The final or culminating cause of the disease known as the “potato-rot” is Botrytis (peronospora) infestans.

    The $100 Prize Essay on the Cultivation of the Potato; and How to Cook the Potato

    D. H. Compton and Pierre Blot

  • British Dictionary definitions for botrytis botrytis noun

    1. any of a group of fungi of the genus Botrytis, several of which cause plant diseases
    2. winemaking a fungus of this genus, Botrytis cinerea, which causes noble rot

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